43 Quotes About Procrastination


Being a master procrastinator means you have really perfected the art of not getting anything done while making it look good at the same time. These quotes about procrastination will remind you to not save everything for the last minute.

“A good procrastination should feel like you’re inserting lots and lots of commas into the sentence of your life.”

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”

“Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.”

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

“How soon not now, becomes never.”

“I have an advanced degree in procrastination and another one in paranoia.”

“I see procrastination and research as part of my artistic process.”

“I swing between procrastination and being really thorough so either way things aren’t getting done quickly.”

“I think of myself as something of a connoisseur of procrastination, creative and dogged in my approach to not getting things done.”

“I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.”

“If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.”

“Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.”

“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”

“It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work. Now, I’m beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I’m happy at least that I didn’t wait twenty years.”

“I’ve never been a fan of pretense or procrastination. After all, our state is defined by its independent, outspoken spirit.”

“My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”

“My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and that’s procrastination.”

“My life is a monument to procrastination, to the art of putting things off until later, or much later, or possibly never.”

“Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”

“Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.”

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”

“One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.”

“One of these days, is none of these days.”

“Procrastination doesn’t work for everything. For instance, waiting to buy plane tickets at the last minute will typically end up costing you more.”

“Procrastination gives you time to consider divergent ideas, to think in nonlinear ways, to make unexpected leaps.”

“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.”

“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”

“Procrastination is your body telling you you need to back off a bit and think more about what you are doing.”

“Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.”

“Prudence is not hesitation, procrastination, or moderation. It is not driving in the middle of the road. It is not the way of ambivalence, indecision, or safety.”

“The best way to get something done is to begin.”

“The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you’ve made up your mind–jump in.”

“There’s nothing wrong with procrastination. Or is there? I’ll leave it to you to decide, but only if you have the time.”

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”

“What may be done at any time will be done at no time.”

“When you find yourself on the Internet when you’re supposed to be writing, you’ve already lost. It’s even beyond procrastination when you end up on the Internet.”

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

“You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.”

Sometimes procrastination can lead you down a new path to a greater journey that is better navigated with others.

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