Countdown Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old countdown quotes, countdown sayings, and countdown proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


When does money run out of time? The countdown begins when investable assets pose too much risk for too little return; when lenders desert credit markets for other alternatives such as cash or real assets.     

Bill Gross

We know story collections end when they end, as well – the pages serving as a countdown – but nevertheless the standard story anthology hews closer to what makes being human so hard: it reminds you with each story how quickly everything we are, everything we call our lives can change, can be upended, can disappear. Never to return.     

Junot Diaz

Time was meaningless, except each moment was a countdown to the end.     

Lisa Henry