Waiting Quotes

... not that his face was much lined, but all the blood and colour seemed to have faded from his body, and even his eyes, which last he kept usually closed, as though the light distressed him. There was an unspeakable degree of slyness in his expression, which kept me ill at ease; he seemed to lie there with his arms folded, like a spider waiting for prey. His speech was very deliberate and courteous, but scarce louder than ...

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.


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

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.

Karl Wallenda

The acute hospital sector does not have the sex appeal that people have been waiting for. Yet, it's a reliable sector that does not have across-the-board saturation.

David Menlow

Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen. It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying. We must never give up, regardless of temptations, frustrations, disappointments, or discouragements.

Joseph P. Wirthlin

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known

Dr. Carl Sagan

Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.

Morihei Ueshiba

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine

Morris West

The proper method of philosophy consists in clearly conceiving the insoluble problems in all their insolubility and then in simply contemplating them, fixedly and tirelessly, year after year, without any hope, patiently waiting.

Simone Weil

The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.

Fran Lebowitz

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts

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

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