Now Sayings and Quotes

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

Whatever you love, do it now. Time is not on your side.     

Marty Rubin

The beginning is always now.     

Roy T. Bennett

There is no moment more precious than the exact moment they are living. And that exact moment has a lot to do with how future moments play out.     

Obert Skye

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.     


Even if yesterday existed, today is just real, not a fantasy like the past.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.     

George S. Patton

There will never be any more perfection than there is now.     

Walt Whitman

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.     

Israelmore Ayivor

In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility.     

Victoria Moran

The world is in your hands, now use it.     

Phil Collins

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.     

Napoleon Hill

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.     

Bradley Whitford

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Our attention is in the moment; we are not afraid of the future or ashamed of the past.     

José Luis Ruiz

Eternity is not something that begins after you're dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.     

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

You are not meant to serve time. Time is meant to serve you. Become the master of your now.     

E'yen A. Gardner

Think of what is and don't let what might have been distract you.     

Robin Hobb

It will always be now. Still tomorrow will come. If we do our best now, tomorrow will be better.     

Brent M. Jones

Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.     

Steve Jobs

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.     

Og Mandino

The real enemies of our life are the 'oughts' and the 'ifs.' They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the unpredictable future. But real life takes place in the here and now.     

Henri Nouwen

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.     

Howard Zinn

The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.     

Bill Cosby

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.     

Alan Lakein

Live in the now and the how will take care of itself.     

A.D. Posey

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

The future is now. The past is now. Your influence is always now.     


Today is yours to shape. Create a masterpiece!     

Steve Maraboli

Now is now. There is nothing but now... This, right here, is all there is.     

Nic Sheff