Watch Sayings and Quotes

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

When you're a kid, you lay in the grass and watch the clouds going over, and you literally don't have a thought in your mind. It's purely meditation, and we lose that.     

Dick Van Dyke

There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.     

James A. Lovell

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong, without comment.     

Theodore Harold White

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.      

George S. Patton

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it     

Roald Dahl

The enemy stays in the hearts of friends. Watch what your friends know about you and watch what you tell your friends, remember, egoism breeds jealousy and ends a relationship in discord     

Michael Bassey Johnson

We have freedom of speech, but you got to watch what you say.     

Viola Spolin

Everything happens kind of the way it's supposed to happen, and we just watch it unfold. And you can't control it. Looking back, you can't say, 'I should've... ' You didn't, and had you, the outcome would have been different.     

Rick Rubin

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.     

Anne Lammott

If you watch what people watch and read what people read, you are on the way to get the same results.     

Deyth Banger

A person knowing the power of the word becomes very careful of his conversation. He has only to watch the reaction of his words to know that they do ʺnot return void.ʺ Through his spoken word, man is continually making laws for himself.     

Florence Scovel Shinn

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.     

Will Rogers

Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control.     

Denis Dedirot

Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.     

John Wesley

Inspiration comes from not only within ourselves, but also from watching life around us.     

Anthony T. Hincks

To live peacefully just look up into the sky and watch how the clouds drift in total acceptance. Instantly, you shall find Peace     


When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback.     

Bill Copeland

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.     

Jim Rohn

How lovely are the portals of the night, when stars come out to watch the daylight die.     

Thomas Cole

The cloud never comes from the quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it.     

Elizabeth Gaskell

Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong, but just to watch it and move with it. In that watching, you begin to understand the whole movement of thought and feeling. And out of this awareness comes silence.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

A watch can only tell us how much time it is, how much time has passed, or how much time must still pass before something will occur. These statements are related not to time itself but only to its measurement or calculation.      

Medard Boss

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.     

Nicolas Chamfort

Listen to hear and watch to see.     

Tatjana Urbic

Learn from everyone. Follow no one. Watch for patterns. Work like hell.     

Scott McCloud

Every day on set, there was something to watch and learn.     

Shawn Ashmore

Evolution is fascinating to watch. To me it is the most interesting when one can observe the evolution of a single man.      

Shana Alexander

To assess the quality of thoughts of people, don't listen to their words, but watch their actions.     

Amit Kalantri