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500 Funny Procrastination Quotes: Helpful (2023)

1. “Getting an idea should be like sitting on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something.” E.L. Simpson


2. “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.”


3. “True it is: all men procrastinate and are sorry for it. I think, however, that even the most active find as much to be sorry for as the laziest; for those who do more also see more that might have been done, and see it more clearly.”


4. “Procrastination. Because every problem deserves a chance to solve itself.”


5. “Procrastination is in my genetic code.” Joe Buck


6. “I Felt So Shaken Up”: Woman Leaves Family Trip After Eavesdropping On Husband’s Conversation With Mother-In-Law


7. “My evil genius ‘Procrastination’ has whispered me to tarry ’til a more convenient season.” Mary Todd Lincoln


8. “What may be done at any time will be done at no time. ” – Scottish Proverb


9. “I’m not procrastinating, I’m just taking a senior moment.”


10. “The worst form of procrastination is reading a procrastination quote, feeling the guilt and not doing anything about it. ”


11. “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. ”-Paulo Coelho


12. “Procrastination is the thief of time; year after year it steals, till all are fled, and to the mercies of a moment leaves the vast concerns of an eternal state. At thirty, man suspects himself a fool; knows it at forty, and reforms his plan; at fifty chides his infamous delay, pushes his prudent purpose to resolve; in all the magnanimity of thought, resolves, and re-resolves, then dies the same.” ― Edward Young


13. “One of the best escapes from the prison of procrastination is to take even the smallest step toward your goal.”


14. “Procrastination may not be a wise choice, but it’s always the easy one.”


15. “My own behavior baffles me. For I find myself doing what I really loathe to do, but not doing what I really want to do.” [Another formulation of this is: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”]


16. “I’m very busy doing things I don’t need to do in order to avoid doing anything I’m actually supposed to be doing.” – Unknown


17. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”


18. “Never postpone until tomorrow what you can postpone until the day after.”


19. “I’m a big believer in putting things off, In fact, I even put off procrastinating. – Ella Varner


20. “My housekeeping style is best described as ‘there appears to have been a struggle.'” – Unknown


21. “Procrastination is the thief of time, but I’m pretty sure it will give it back… eventually.”


22. “If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don't just stick there scowling at the problem. But don't make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people's words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.”


23. “The best time to start was last year. The second best time is right now.” – Unknown


24. “They say, "Look before you leap." So look. But do not look for too long. Do not look into the void of uncertainty trying to predict each and every possible outcome, to evaluate every possible mistake, to prevent each possible failure. Look for the opportunity to leap, and leap faster than your fear can grab you. Leap before you talk yourself out of it, before you convince yourself to set up a temporary camp that turns into a permanent delay on your journey into your own heart.”


25. “The dread of doing a task uses up more time and energy than doing the task itself.”


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


27. “The procrastinator’s motto: why do today what you can put off till tomorrow. ” – Unknown


28. “Procrastination is the best kind of exercise. I never get tired of it!”


29. “In delay there lies no plenty.”


30. “We shall never have more time. We have, and have always had, all the time there is.” [This is sometimes also followed by: “No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going day in and day out. Concentrate on something useful. Having decided to achieve a task, achieve it at all costs.”]


31. “…if we’ve to wait until everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never make a beginning.” [Sometimes also quoted as: “If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.”]


32. “This [procrastination] is one of the most common causes of failure. ‘Old Man Procrastination’ stands within the shadow of every human being, waiting his opportunity to spoil one’ s chances of success. Most of us go through life as failures, because we are waiting for the ‘time to be right’ to start doing something worthwhile.”


33. “Procrastinators: Leaders of tomorrow. ” – Unknown


34. “Lack of confidence, sometimes alternating with unrealistic dreams of heroic success, often leads to procrastination, and many studies suggest that procrastinators are self-handicappers: rather than risk failure, they prefer to create conditions that make success impossible, a reflex that of course creates a vicious cycle.”


35. “I am a person who works well under pressure. In fact, I work so well under pressure that at times, I will procrastinate in order to create this pressure.”


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


37. “Procrastinator? No. I save all my homework until the last minute because then I’ll be older, and therefore wiser.”


38. “… a man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”


39. “Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and, however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.”


40. “I’ll stop procrastinating, I swear… Starting tomorrow!” – Unknown


41. “The next day is never so good as the day before.”


42. “I have a lot of hidden talents. The problem is, even I can’t find them.” – Unknown


43. “I’ll stop procrastinating tomorrow.”


44. “Procrastination is the soul rebelling against entrapment.”


45. “For true procrastinators, nothing gets done without a deadline. As we say in journalism: The deadline is your friend. And when that deadline looms too near to procrastinate any longer, you need to take care of business. Crank it out, baby.”


46. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln


47. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar him.”


48. “I’m not procrastinating, I’m just enjoying the present moment… and the next one… and the one after that.”


49. “Today I will live in the moment…unless the moment is unpleasant, in which case I’ll take a nap.” – Unknown


50. ” I’m not procrastinating. I’m proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness. ”


51. “Procrastination has robbed us of too many opportunities.”


52. “There is nothing like striking while the iron is hot; for delay breeds danger. It is best grinding at the mill before the water is past.” [The following quote is often also attributed to this author: “Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.”]


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


54. “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Douglas Adams


55. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. ” ― Richard Miller


56. “I’m not lazy, I’m just on energy-saving mode.”


57. “Procrastination is in my genetic code. ” Joe Buck


58. “I’m on the seafood diet. I see food, I eat it, and then I exercise…tomorrow.” – Unknown


59. “Someday is not a day of the week.” ― Janet Dailey


60. “Don’t wait for your ship to come in, and feel angry and cheated when it doesn’t. Get going with something small.”


61. “When all is said and done, more is said than done.” ― Lou Holtz


62. “You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate.”


63. “I started my homework, but then I got distracted by life.” – Unknown


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


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


66. “Procrastination is like a warm blanket on a cold day, it’s just too cozy to leave behind.”


67. “It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all. ”- James Thurber


68. “In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”


69. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ― Abraham Lincoln


70. “Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day's success.”


71. “Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today.”


72. “I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!” – Sam Levenson


73. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison


74. “Procrastination isn’t the problem. It’s the solution. It’s the universe’s way of saying stop, slow down, you move too fast.” ― Ellen DeGeneres


75. “Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today, because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow.”


76. “Someday is not a day of the week.”


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


78. “Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.”


79. “I always put off procrastinating until the last minute.” – Anon


80. “Think of many things; do one.”


81. “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.”


82. “I was going to conquer the world but then I saw something shiny.” – Unknown


83. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” – Will Rogers


84. “Why do I always feel like I’m running out of time, and yet I spend so much of it procrastinating?” I PAID MY DUES QUOTES


85. “A perfect method for adding drama to life is to wait until the deadline looms large.”


86. “The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”


87. “You can dance in the storm. Don't wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment.”


88. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”


89. “Nothing says work efficiency like panic mode.” ― Don Roff


90. “It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. One yawns, one procrastinates, one can do it when one will, and therefore one seldom does it at all; whereas, those who have a great deal of business, must (to use a vulgar expression) buckle to it; and then they always find time enough to do it in.”


91. “I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” ― Jerome K. Jerome


92. “A Gift for You


93. Remove distractions.


94. “Anger is the only thing to put off till tomorrow.”


95. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” [Also translated as: “How wonderful it is that no one has to wait, but can start right now to gradually change the world.”


96. “Doing just a little bit during the time we have available puts you that much further ahead than if you took no action at all.” ― Byron Pulsifer


97. “This imaginary gift is a journey for your imagination.


98. “Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.” – Gerald Vaughan


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


100. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”


101. “How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time. ”-Fred Brooks


102. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” ― Charles Dickens


103. “Procrastination is the seed of self-destruction.”


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


105. “The most dangerous way we sabotage ourselves is by waiting for the perfect moment to begin. Nothing works perfectly the first time, or the first fifty times. Everything has a learning curve. The beginning is just that—a beginning. Surrender your desire to do it flawlessly on the first try. It’s not possible. Learn to learn. Learn to fail. Learn to learn from failing. And begin today. Begin now. Stop waiting.”


106. “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”


107. I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart. ” — Jerome K. Jerome


108. “The scholar's greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.”


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


110. “Why start now when I can start tomorrow… and the day after that… and the day after that?”


111. “I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after.”


112. ” ― Benjamin Franklin


113. “I’m not procrastinating, I’m just taking life one day at a time… and sometimes that day is today… and sometimes it’s tomorrow.”


114. “… it is undesirable to postpone the apprentice­ship of the bar till old age: for the fear of appearing in public grows daily and the magnitude of the task on which we must venture continually increases and we waste time deliberating when we should begin, till we find it is too late to begin at all.” [A generalizable part of this quote is sometimes shared with the following formulation: “Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.”]


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


116. “The greatest thief this world has ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large.”


117. “He who puts off nothing till tomorrow has done a great deal.”


118. “If I had to sum up in one word the qualities that make a good manager, I’d say that it all comes down to decisiveness. You can use the fanciest computers and you can gather all the charters and numbers, but in the end you have to bring all your information together, set up a timetable, and act.”


119. “Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”


120. “Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.”


121. “Don’t wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it. ” -Frank C. Bucaro


122. “My life is basically just a series of ‘That’s a problem for future me’ moments.” – Unknown


123. “I’m not a procrastinator. I’m just extremely productive at unimportant things”


124. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” – Douglas Adams


125. “I’m not procrastinating. I’m just prioritizing the things I don’t want to do.”


126. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. ” -Douglas Adams


127. “I can’t even procrastinate properly. I keep putting it off until the next day.”


128. “Procrastination is the lazy cousin of fear. When we feel anxiety around an activity, we postpone it. ”-Noelle Hancock


129. . . 4 pm it is


130. “I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung.”


131. “Procrastination Is The Thief Of Time”: Exploring The Timeless Proverb


132. “Few understand that procrastination is our natural defense, letting things take care of themselves and exercise their antifragility; it results from some ecological or naturalistic wisdom, and is not always bad…”


133. “Procrastination is the kidnapper of souls and the recruiting-officer of hell.” [Originally phrased as: “This ‘procrastination, it is the thief of time;’ this postponement of repentance, is the kidnapper of souls, and the recruiting-officer of hell.”]


134. “No more excuses or procrastination! Stop allowing your days to be stolen by busy nothingness and take calculated steps towards your goals.”


135. “I’m not procrastinating, I’m just letting my ideas marinate.” – Unknown


136. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ― Douglas Adams


137. “Procrastination is not Laziness", I tell him. "It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.”


138. It can increase your creativity.


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


140. “I can procrastinate with the best of them, but I always wait until the last minute to do it.” – Bill Kaulitz


141. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”


142. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. But who needs them when procrastination has never lost a battle.” – Unknown


143. “Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.”


144. “Stop talking. Start walking.”


145. “If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do.”


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


147. “My biggest regret is time spent being afraid of regrets.” – Unknown


148. “If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done. ” ― Rita Mae Brown


149. “If you wait for things to be perfect, you walk away with nothing. Just jump in and get started.”


150. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”


151. “Procrastination is like credit card debt. The longer you wait to pay it off, the bigger it gets.”


152. “I’ll be productive tomorrow. Today, I’ll just chill like a sloth.”


153. “I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do the day after.” – Oscar Wilde


154. “I’m Not Coddling Her Anymore”: After Years Of Walking On Eggshells Around Her Childless Sister, This Mother Stands Up For Her SonCouple's Plan To Outwit Another Passenger Before Takeoff Backfires As The Stranger Ends Up With A Whole Free Row In Return


155. “…Decide while others are delaying.


156. “One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow. ” ― Vincent T. Foss


157. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Or…just do it tomorrow.” – Mark Twain, modified


158. “You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London


159. “Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely. ” – Kim Lyons


160. “The fact that I procrastinate and still get the job done is the reason I still procrastinate.”


161. “I’m not lazy, I’m just conserving my energy.”


162. “Procrastination gives you something to look forward to.”


163. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” Pablo Picasso


164. “Someday is not a day of the week.” Janet Dailey


165. “I think of work as a big eraser in the sky that gets smaller every day.” – Unknown


166. Make a plan of action.


167. “One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.” ― Vincent T. Foss


168. “Don’t procrastinate. Putting off an unpleasant task until tomorrow simply gives you more time for your imagination to make a mountain out a possible molehill. More time for anxiety to sap your self-confidence. Do it now, brother, do it now.”


169. “If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.” ― Rita Mae BrownCLICK TO TWEET


170. “A day can really slip by when you're deliberately avoiding what you're supposed to do.”


171. “Doing, doing


172. “Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement.”


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


174. “Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”


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


176. “Stop talking. Start walking. ” – L. M. Heroux


177. “Procrastination usually results in sorrowful regret. Today’s duties put off until tomorrow give us a double burden to bear; the best way is to do them in their proper time.” ― Ida Scott Taylor


178. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”


179. “I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!” ― Sam Levenson


180. “Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.”


181. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” – Don Marquis


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


183. “We’re doing all these things so we can squeeze things together so we can save time, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t have anymore time, I have less time. But let’s just say we could save up a whole chunk of time and set it aside, you know what we’d do with it? Nothing. Nothing at all. Isn’t that the point, to be able to do nothing at all? We’re not guaranteed that later-on chunk of time, all we have is here and now, and that’s why procrastination feels so right. Procrastination is not the problem, it is the solution. It is the universe’s way of saying, ‘Stop, slow down. You move too fast’… Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.”


184. “That glorious vision of doing good is so often the sanguine mirage of so many good minds.”


185. “I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!”


186. “If it weren’t for the last minute, I wouldn’t get anything done. ” – Unknown


187. “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.” [Sometimes abbreviated as: “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”]


188. “Hard work pays off later. Procrastination pays off now.” – Unknown


189. “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” – J.M. Power


190. “Your competition isn’t other people. Your competition is your procrastination. Your ego. The unhealthy food you’re consuming, the knowledge you neglect. The negative behavior you’re nurturing & your lack of creativity. Compete against that.”


191. “A perfect method for adding drama to life is to wait until the deadline looms large. ”-Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby


192. “I am a person who works well under pressure. In fact, I work so well under pressure that at times, I will procrastinate in order to create this pressure. ” ― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee


193. “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.”


194. “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” ― Benjamin Franklin


195. “Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you go, and fix it as you go.”


196. “A task left undone remains undone in two places — at the actual location of the task, and inside your head. Incomplete tasks in your head consume the energy of your attention as they gnaw at your conscience.”


197. “I’m busy now. Can I ignore you some other time?” – Unknown


198. “I’m not procrastinating, I’m just enjoying my golden years… and taking my sweet time.”


199. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” ― Mark Twain


200. “I’m not procrastinating, I’m just savoring the moment… and the next one… and the one after that.”


201. “Believe me, wise men don’t say ‘I shall live to do that’. Tomorrow’s life is too late: live today.”


202. “Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.” – Unknown, but very funny when you think about it!


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


204. “Procrastination always gives you something to look forward to.” ― Joan Konner


205. “Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” Ellen DeGeneres


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


207. “The essence of procrastination lies in not doing what you think you should be doing, a mental contortion that surely accounts for the great psychic toll the habit takes on people. This is the perplexing thing about procrastination: although it seems to involve avoiding unpleasant tasks, indulging in it generally doesn’t make people happy.”


208. “Why rush into things when you can take your sweet time and enjoy the journey?”


209. “We went to lunch and were talking about procrastination and the waitress overheard us and she said, ‘I have a problem with procrastination, too.’ I said ‘Really?… Get my sandwich.’” ― Ellen DeGeneres


210. “By thinking of procrastination as the result of a human tendency to live too much in the moment, we can devise better strategies for overcoming it. If the problem is weighing present versus future costs and benefits, we need to find a way to either bring future benefits closer to the present or to magnify the costs of delayed action.”


211. “I’ve got a ‘to do’ list, but I need to find it first.” – Unknown


212. “Indecisiveness and procrastination are the chosen ways of life for most people. They follow the course of least resistance, which is to do nothing. This provides a security blanket of never being wrong, never making mistakes, never being disappointed and never failing. But they will also never succeed.”


213. “Why do today what you can do the day after tomorrow?” – Unknown


214. “The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.”


215. Set small, achievable goals.


216. “Who says you need to wait until you 'feel like' doing something in order to start doing it? The problem, from this perspective, isn't that you don't feel motivated; it's that you imagine you need to feel motivated. If you can regard your thoughts and emotions about whatever you're procrastinating on as passing weather, you'll realise that your reluctance about working isn't something that needs to be eradicated or transformed into positivity. You can coexist with it. You can note the procrastinatory feelings and act anyway.”


217. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand—and melting like a snowflake.”


218. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank


219. “Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing so futile.”


220. “If you choose to not deal with an issue,


221. “Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” Mason Cooley


222. “My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, ‘just wait.’”


223. “Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.”


224. “A primary reason people don’t do new things is because they want to do them perfectly – first time. It’s completely irrational, impractical, not workable – and yet, it’s how most people run their lives. It’s called The Perfection Syndrome. ”- Peter McWilliams and John-Roger


225. “Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal, while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before”


226. “’Someday’ is not a day of the week.”


227. “I’m not a procrastinator, I’m just highly efficient at doing nothing.” – Unknown


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


229. “Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.” – Jimmy Lyons


230. “Someday is not a day of the week.” – Denise Brennan-Nelson


231. “It is awfully hard work doing nothing. However, I don't mind hard work where there is no definite object of any kind. -Algernon”


232. “I never procrastinate. I just prioritize the important things, like napping and snacks.”


233. “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” – Mark Twain


234. “I remember reading somewhere about an organization called Procrastinators Anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting. ” – Unknown


235. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”


236. “Slaying the dragon of delay is no sport for the short-winded.”


237. “Procrastinate now, don't put it off.”


238. “Yet the greatest waste of life lies in postponement: it robs us of each day in turn, and snatches away the present by promising the future. The greatest impediment to living is expectancy, which relies on tomorrow and wastes today. You map out what is in fortune’s hand but let slip what’s in your own hand. What are you aiming at? What’s your goal? All that’s to come lies in uncertainty: live right now.”


239. “The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.”


240. “I don’t always procrastinate, but when I do, I prefer ‘waiting until the last minute’.”


241. “If and When were planted, and Nothing grew.”


242. “Your Life Is Happening Right Now: Don't let procrastination take over your life. Be brave and take risks. Your life is happening right now.”


243. “Every time I say the word ‘diet’, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.” – Unknown


244. “…hold every hour in your grasp. Lay hold of today’s task, and you will not need to depend so much upon tomorrow’s. While we are postponing, life speeds by.”


245. “There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.”


246. “Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.”


247. “Why rush into things when you can sit back and relax, and let life unfold at its own pace?”


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


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


250. “… you shall find that delay breeds danger, & that procrastination in perils is but the mother of mishap.”


251. “Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination.”


252. “No task is a long one but the task on which one dare not start. It becomes a nightmare.”


253. “The time to begin most things is ten years ago.”


254. “Procrastination taught me how to do 30 minutes of work in 8 hours and 8 hours of work in 30 minutes.”


255. “We have a task before us which must be speedily performed. We know that it will be ruinous to make delay. The most important crisis of our life calls, trumpet-tongued, for immediate energy and action. We glow, we are consumed with eagerness to commence the work, with the anticipation of whose glorious result our whole souls are on fire. It must, it shall be undertaken to-day, and yet we put it off until to-morrow; and why? There is no answer, except that we feel perverse, using the word with no comprehension of the principle. To-morrow arrives, and with it a more impatient anxiety to do our duty, but with this very increase of anxiety arrives, also, a nameless, a positively fearful, because unfathomable, craving for delay. This craving gathers strength as the moments fly. The last hour for action is at hand. We tremble with the violence of the conflict within us, — of the definite with the indefinite — of the substance with the shadow. But, if the contest have proceeded thus far, it is the shadow which prevails, — we struggle in vain. The clock strikes, and is the knell of our welfare. At the same time, it is the chanticleer-note to the ghost that has so long overawed us. It flies — it disappears — we are free. The old energy returns. We will labor now. Alas, it is too late!”


256. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” ― Olin Miller


257. “Space we can recover, time never.”


258. “Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” – Ellen DeGeneres


259. “Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow!” -Don Herold


260. “The best part about procrastination is that you are never bored, because you have all kinds of things that you should be doing. ”


261. “In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” ― Theodore Roosevelt


262. “Procrastination has been called a thief—the thief of time. I wish it were no worse than a thief. It is a murderer; and that which it kills is not time merely, but the immortal soul.”


263. “Procrastination has been called a thief—the thief of time. I wish it were no worse than a thief. It is a murderer, and that which it kills is not time merely, but the immortal soul.” ― William Nevins


264. “Getting an idea should be like sitting on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something. ” – E. L. Simpson


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


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


267. “Linger’d labours come to nought.”


268. “I will not put off until tomorrow, what I can forget about forever.” – Unknown


269. “Procrastination is like a yoga pose. The longer you stay in it, the harder it is to get out of it.”


270. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”


271. “The trouble is that you think you have time.”


272. “Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things.” ― Gene Hayden


273. “Doing just a little bit during the time we have available puts you that much further ahead than if you took no action at all.”


274. “Procrastination is like a rocking chair, it gives me something to do, but it doesn’t get me anywhere.”


275. “Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin.”


276. Put yourself in a positive mindset.


277. “I’m going to write a book about procrastination…just as soon as I get around to it.” – Unknown


278. “I’ve been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned if they aren’t fall chores, after all.”


279. “We don’t have anything as urgent as mañana in Ireland. ”- Stuart Banks


280. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”


281. “Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” ― Mason Cooley


282. “As a writer, I need an enormous amount of time alone. Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials. It's a matter of doing everything you can to avoid writing, until it is about four in the morning and you reach the point where you have to write. Having anybody watching that or attempting to share it with me would be grisly.”


283. “Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count.”


284. “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. The ‘tide in the affairs of men’ does not remain at the flood; it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is deaf to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residue of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words: ‘Too late.’ There is an invisible book of life that faithfully records our vigilance or our neglect.”


285. “I’m great at multitasking. I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once. ” – Unknown


286. “My mother always told me I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, 'Just wait.”


287. “the best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today's work superbly today. That is the only possible way you can prepare for the future.”


288. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”


289. “If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem… break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time.”


290. “Procrastination is my favorite exercise. I do it daily!”


291. “I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.”


292. “Procrastination is the thief of time, but at least it’s not the murderer of creativity.” – Unknown


293. “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will–tomorrow!” – Gloria Pitzer


294. “Procrastinate now, don’t put it off. ” ― Ellen DeGeneres


295. “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well. ” ― Mark Twain


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


297. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”


298. “In putting off what one has to do, one runs the risk of never being able to do it.”


299. “If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing late.”


300. “Do not put your work off till tomorrow and the day after; for a sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor one who puts off his work: industry makes work go well, but a man who puts off work is always at hand-grips with ruin.”


301. “There’s a rumour that we actually make all our albums in the last six months before they’re released and the rest of it is procrastination.” Robert Del Naja


302. “The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity.”


303. “Delay is the deadliest form of denial.”


304. “Procrastination is my secret weapon. I always have something to do, even if it’s not what I’m supposed to be doing.”


305. “Why do today what you can do tomorrow? Because today is the tomorrow that you were worried about yesterday.” – Anon


306. “…the best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today’s work superbly today. That is the only possible way you can prepare for the future.”


307. “Why stress over things you can do tomorrow… or the day after that… or the day after that?”


308. “I’m not lazy, I’m just in energy-saving mode.” – Unknown


309. “Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow!”


310. “Hesitation of any kind is a sign of mental decay in the young, of physical weakness in the old.”


311. “… a man who procrastinates in his CHOOSING will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance…”


312. “Procrastination: the art of keeping up with yesterday’s to-do list.”


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


314. “The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing.”


315. “One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not to be done at all.”


316. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today.”


317. “To procrastinate seems inherent in man, for if you do today that you may enjoy tomorrow it is but deferring the enjoyment; so that to be idle or industrious, vicious or virtuous, is but with a view of procrastinating the one or the other.”


318. “I’ll stop procrastinating tomorrow.” – Unknown


319. “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.”


320. “When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller.”


321. “Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.”


322. “Things dreaded require double time to accomplish them.”


323. “The opportunity often slips away while we deliberate on it.” [Sometimes quoted as: “While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.”]


324. “Procrastination is like a good book, you just can’t put it down.”


325. “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that?


326. “Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.” [The full quote is followed by: “as they waste it in dressing themselves, in eating and sleeping, in foolish conversations, in making up their minds what to do, and, generally, in doing nothing at all, they want some more for their business or for their pleasures, whilst those who make the best use of it have some to spare.”]


327. “He who hesitates is last.”


328. “The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.” ― Stephen King


329. “You may delay, but time will not.”


330. “If you are planning to do something today, don’t do it, you will have nothing to do tomorrow”


331. “Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?”


332. “I think I grew a grey watching you procrastinate. “- Brandon Boyd


333. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” Marthe Troly-Curtin


334. “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.”


335. “Often just by taking action, by doing something about the situation can relieve the stress and help correct the situation.”


336. “I have an inferiority complex, but it’s not a very good one.” – Steven Wright


337. “We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.”


338. “I'm a big believer in putting things off, In fact, I even put off procrastinating.


339. “Why procrastinate today when I can do it tomorrow… and the day after that… and the day after that?”


340. “Procrastination is like a warm bath, it’s just too relaxing to get out of.”


341. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. ”-Napoleon Bonaparte


342. “This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.”


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


344. “Create a guidebook of creative dreams


345. It can help you manage your time better.


346. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky


347. “I was going to take over the world this morning but I overslept. Postponed. Again.” – Unknown


348. “When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.”


349. “There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.”


350. “If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once begin upon this downward path, you never know where you are to stop.”


351. “Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.” – Unknown


352. “I’m not a procrastinator. I’m just extremely productive at unimportant things. ” – Unknown


353. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” – Olin Miller


354. “Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live.”


355. “Procrastination is like going to a fancy restaurant and filling up on bread and not leaving enough room for dinner. ” – Richie Norton


356. “Procrastination is my sin.


357. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”


358. “Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” ― Ellen DeGeneres


359. “I work best under pressure, which is why I always procrastinate until the last minute.”


360. “Yesterday is a cancelled cheque. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely.”


361. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. ”-Dale Carnegie


362. “I do my work at the same time each day — the last minute.”


363. “Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.”


364. “We’re our own hardest critics and it’s easy to let ourselves down. Sleeping too late. Procrastinating.”


365. Understand why you are procrastinating.


366. “We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it?”


367. I’m just moving clouds today, tomorrow I’ll try mountains- Ashleigh Brilliant16. “Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder. ” ― Mason Cooley


368. “My workout routine: I was supposed to start this week, but I forgot my gym shoes.” – Unknown


369. “Time wasted is existence; used is life.”


370. “Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”


371. “The trouble with procrastination is that it gives us all something to do tomorrow.”


372. “Following through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things.”


373. “… I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.”


374. “Procrastination is like a credit card; it’s a lot fun until you get the bill. ” ~Christopher Parker


375. “I’m a perfectionist. I’m pretty sure I’ll get it perfect tomorrow.” – Unknown


376. “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”


377. “’One of these days’ is none of these days.”


378. “God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.”


379. “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well. ” ― Mark Twain


380. “Procrastination is like a savings account, the interest keeps adding up.”


381. “Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.” ― George H. Lorimer


382. “Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.”


383. “He who postpones the time for right-living resembles the rustic who’s waiting until the river’s passed by: yet it glides on, and will roll on, gliding forever.”


384. “Procrastination is like a warm bed. It’s nice and cozy until you have to get out of it.” – Unknown


385. “For as in the conduct of almost every affair slowness and procrastination are hateful, so above all things does this war require promptness of action.”


386. “There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.”


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


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389. “Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow. ” — Gerald Vaughan


390. “Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” – Charles Dickens, David Copperfield


391. “Due tomorrow? Do tomorrow.”


392. “I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” Jerome K. Jerome


393. “Avoid delays: procrastination always does harm.” [This is a popular translation of the original Latin phrase—”Tolle moras. Semper nocuit differre paratis.”, which can also be translated in other ways, such as “Make haste, delay is ever fatal to those who are prepared.”]


394. “A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.” [Also quoted as: “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”]


395. “The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” ― Abraham Lincoln


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


397. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”


398. “If you choose to not deal with an issue, then you give up your right of control over the issue and it will select the path of least resistance.”


399. “Why do things the hard way when you can procrastinate and do them the easy way later?”


400. “Procrastination is the thief of time… but I prefer to think of it as a well-deserved break.”


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402. “Get started. Do something. Sign up for an aerobics class or go for a ride on your bicycle. Movement is the best remedy for procrastinating. ” -Anthony Herrera


403. “My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry ’til a more convenient season.”


404. “If I am not for myself, who is for me? When I am for myself, what am I? If not now, when?”


405. “A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.”


406. “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. ” -Gen. George Patton


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


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


409. “Think of your many years of procrastination; how the gods have repeatedly granted you further periods of grace, of which you have taken no advantage. It is time now to realise the nature of the universe to which you belong, and of that controlling Power whose offspring you are; and to understand that your time has a limit set to it. Use it, then, to advance your enlightenment; or it will be gone, and never in your power again.”


410. “I’m very busy doing things I don’t need to do in order to avoid doing anything I’m actually supposed to be doing. ”


411. “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.”


412. “Don’t fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all.”


413. “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.”


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415. “Why work today when there’s always tomorrow? Tomorrow never comes, but that’s okay, I’ll just make the most of today.”


416. “The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.” – Unknown


417. “Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.” – Pandora Poikilos


418. “Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”


419. “From now on I hope always to stay alert, to educate myself as best I can. But lacking this, in Future I will relaxedly turn back to my secret mind to see what it has observed when I thought I was sitting this one out. We never sit anything out.


420. “I’m not procrastinating, I’m just waiting for inspiration to strike.”


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


422. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” Peter Drucker


423. “Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether.” Epictetus


424. “The fact that I procrastinate and things done is the reason I still procrastinate. ”


425. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”


426. “There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back.”


427. “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.”


428. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― Mark Twain


429. “I was going to procrastinate, but I never got around to it.” – Unknown


430. “If you have goals and procrastination you have nothing. If you have goals and you take action, you will have anything you want.”


431. “I’m not procrastinating, I’m just giving my ideas time to marinate.”


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


433. “Never put off until tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” ― Mark Twain


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


435. “I have a black belt in procrastination. It’s a skill I’ve been perfecting for years.”


436. “Now is the time to get serious about living your ideals. How long can you afford to put off who you really want to be? Your nobler self cannot wait any longer. Put your principles into practice – now. Stop the excuses and the procrastination. This is your life! You aren’t a child anymore. The sooner you set yourself to your spiritual program, the happier you will be. The longer you wait, the more you’ll be vulnerable to mediocrity and feel filled with shame and regret, because you know you are capable of better. From this instant on, vow to stop disappointing yourself. Separate yourself from the mob. Decide to be extraordinary and do what you need to do – now.”


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


438. “If it weren’t the last minute, nothing would get done.” ― Rita Mae Brown


439. “My advice is, never do to-morrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar him!”


440. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” ― Pablo Picasso


441. “I’m not a procrastinator, I’m just extremely productive at unimportant things.” – Unknown


442. “It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth—and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up—that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”


443. “Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.” ― Denis Waitley


444. “I see that I've become a really bad correspondent. It's not that I don't think of you. You come into my thoughts often. But when you do it appears to me that I owe you a particularly grand letter. And so you end in the "warehouse of good intentions": "Can't do it now." "Then put it on hold." This is one's strategy for coping with old age, and with death--because one can't die with so many obligations in storage. Our clever species, so fertile and resourceful in denying its weaknesses.”


445. “Procrastination is the fear of success… people procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.”


446. “Doing things at the last minute reminds us of the importance of doing things at the first minute.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo


447. “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”


448. “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.”


449. “Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute.”


450. “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”


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


452. “So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.”


453. “Why do today what you can do tomorrow? Tomorrow is a brand new day!”


454. “Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!”


455. “Every seasoned procrastinator loves to tell himself that, amid his flurry of avoidance strategies—rearranging the furniture in his office, pitching himself into a YouTube rabbit hole, surrendering to a fit of self-Googling—his brain is secretly marinating ideas and hatching plans.”


456. “How does a project get to be a year late?… One day at a time.”


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


458. “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”


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


460. “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will--tomorrow”


461. “Anything is better than doing what I’m supposed to be doing. ”― Maureen Johnson


462. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”


463. “Remember how long you’ve been putting this off, how many extensions the gods gave you, and you didn’t use them. At some point you have to recognize what world it is that you belong to; what power rules it and from what source you spring; that there is a limit to the time assigned you, and if you don’t use it to free yourself it will be gone and will never return.”


464. Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing! Donald Gardner


465. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. “


466. “There is sometimes only a very fine line between deliberation and procrastination.”


467. “Don’t wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations.”


468. “Procrastination is the enemy of progress… but it’s also really good at Netflix binges.”


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


470. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” ― Dale Carnegie


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


472. “Procrastination isn’t the problem. It’s the solution. It’s the universe’s way of saying stop, slow down, you move too fast. ” ― Ellen DeGeneres


473. “The thing about live TV is that it simply has to be done, there’s no space for procrastination.” Lawrence O’Donnell


474. “I put the pro in procrastinating. ”


475. “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic. “-Bill Watterson


476. “Why Dream?


477. “The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings. ” – Thomas Sowell


478. “I do my best work at the last minute because the shorter amount of time I have, the more things get done. ” – Unknown


479. “He who awaits much can expect little.”


480. “The more time you have to do things, the less you are able to get done.”


481. “Procrastination is the thief of time” ―. Edward Young


482. “I'll think of it tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand it then. Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.”


483. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. ”- Olin Miller


484. “I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!” Sam Levenson


485. “I spend a lot of time holding the refrigerator door open looking for answers. And also, snacks.” – Unknown


486. “Procrastination always gives you something to look forward to. ” ― Joan Konner


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


488. “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.” ― Denis Waitley


489. “The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget cuts.” – Unknown


490. “How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.”


491. “Delay breeds dangers; nothing so perilous as procrastination.”


492. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone”


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


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


495. “You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.


496. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” – Chinese proverb


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


498. “He who begun has half finished. Dare to be wise; begin.”


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


500. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”


501. “Procrastination is one way of being passive aggressive, but it’s even more self destructive than usual because you’re being passive aggressive with yourself. If you’re feeling sorry for yourself and deliberately leave a pile of dirty dishes in the sink, the present you is just leaving a stink bomb for the future you. You’re going to be mad at yourself in the future because of your inaction in the present; you’ll add a little to your burden of guilt and shame.


502. “The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” – Marvin Phillips


503. “Both positive and negative thinking are contagious.”


504. Procrastination can improve the quality of your work.


505. “Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.”


506. “I’ll do it later, because if I start now, I might have to finish.”


507. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar


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


509. “Action will destroy your procrastination. “-Og Mandino


510. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. ” – Don Marquis


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


512. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson


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


514. “Procrastination usually results in sorrowful regret. Today’s duties put off tomorrow give us a double burden to bear; the best way is to do them in their proper time.”


515. “The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.”


516. “If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.”


517. “Don’t wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it.”


518. “Why do today what you can do next week and feel guilty about for months?”


519. “I’m not procrastinating, I’m just prioritizing… and right now, my priorities don’t include doing the things I’m supposed to do.”


520. “Tomorrow: A mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored.” – Unknown


521. “When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.” ― William James


522. “Procrastinators don’t set records for speed, they set them for inertia.” – Unknown

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