Waiting Sayings and Quotes

Technology has made it easier than ever to get what we want instantly. Grocery delivery? No Problem. Express shipping? You got it. However, sometimes life requires us to be patient and wait. If you’re struggling with impatience, check out the collection of wise and insightful quotes about waiting below.


All things come to him who waits - provided he knows what he is waiting for.     

Woodrow T. Wilson

If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives.     

Lemony Snicket

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

Waiting is still an occupation. It is having nothing to wait for that is terrible.     

Cesare Pavese

I would not sit waiting for some value tomorrow, nor for something to happen. One could wait a lifetime. ... I would make something happen.     

Louis L'Amour

While waiting for a Moses to lead us into the promised land, we have forgotten how to walk.     

Wendell Johnson

If you are waiting for anything in order to live and love without holding back, then you suffer. Every moment is the most important moment of your life. No future time is better than now to let down your guard and love.     

David Deida

Never keep long and be waiting. Waiters and quitters have just a slight difference but a common end.     

Israelmore Ayivor

Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be.     

John Ortberg

You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for.     

Craig Bruce

And sure enough even waiting will end...if you can just wait long enough.     

William Faulkner

Waiting and hoping are the whole of life, and as soon as a dream is realized it is destroyed.     

Gian Carlo Menotti

How much of human life is lost in waiting.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Waiting is the rust of the soul.     

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Waiting turns men into bears in a barn and women into cats in a sack.     

Robert Jordan

Waiting was a sin against both the time that was still to come and the moments one was currently disregarding.     

Neil Gaiman

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

Abraham Lincoln

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.     

Robert Anthony

There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.     

J. G. Holland

There is nothing to be gained by waiting for a better situation. You see where you are and you do what you can with that.     

Jacob K. Javits

What we are waiting for is not as important as what happens to us while we are waiting. Trust the process.     

Mandy Hale

Don't Wait! Start on your dreams, your impulses, your longings, your special occasions today. Because this is your moment.     

Mary Anne Radmacher

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.     

Win Borden

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.     

Mario Andretti

Don't wait for your ship to come in - swim out to it.      

Jerry Smith

Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.     

Seth Godin

The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is to have someone worth waiting for.     

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You are not just waiting in vain. There is a purpose behind every delay.     

Mandy Hale

I had tended to view waiting as mere passivity. When I looked it up in my dictionary however, I found that the words passive and passion come from the same Latin root, pati, which means to endure. Waiting is thus both passive and passionate. It's a vibrant, contemplative work. It means descending into self, into God, into the deeper labyrinths of prayer. It involves listening to disinherited voices within, facing the wounded holes in the soul, the denied and undiscovered, the places one lives falsely. It means struggling with the vision of who we really are in God and molding the courage to live that vision.     

Sue Monk Kidd

Waiting is not mere empty hoping. It has the inner certainty of reaching the goal.     

I Ching