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1. "God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves."
Author: A.W. Tozer
2. "One, I push my deadlines closer than anybody else, or let's say it this way: I'm really late."
Author: Aaron McGruder
3. "Onszelf beschouwen als het middelpunt van het heelal, de huidige tijd als het hoogtepunt van de geschiedenis en onze geplande vergaderingen als gebeurtenissen van het grootst mogelijke gewicht, voorbijgaan aan de lessen die begraafplaatsen ons leren, slechts nu en dan een boek lezen, de druk van deadlines voelen, tegen collega's snauwen, ons door conferentieroosters heen werken met vermeldingen als:'11.00 uur tot 11.15 uur: koffiepauze', ons inhalig en zonder scrupules gedragen en ten slotte opbranden in de strijd - misschien is dit alles uiteindelijk de wijsheid die ons werk ons te bieden heeft."
Author: Alain De Botton
4. "Deadlines help me, but my muse hates them. My muse functions in fits and starts, and tends to take very long vacations. Deadlines are like a hot poker to his ass. They force us both to sit down and write, which is what it takes to do this."
Author: Alistair Cross
5. "For a business to strengthen its position on the market, its managers should become skillful at helping their subordinates to set and achieve specific and measurable goals with realistic deadlines and clear expectations. Managers should also mentor employees through challenges, helping them grow and develop new skills."
Author: Anna Stevens
6. "Not for nothing are they called deadlines. By the time you reach the final line, sir, you are indeed dead."
Author: Avi
7. "That, precisely, is the deadliness of second-handers. They have no concern for facts, ideas, work. They're concerned only with people. They don't ask: 'Is this true?' They ask: 'Is this what others think is true?' Not to judge, but to repeat. Not to do, but to give the impression of doing. Not creation, but show. Not ability, but friendship. Not merit, but pull. What would happen to the world without those who do, think, work, produce? Those are the egotists. You don't think through another's brain and you don't work through another's hands. When you suspend your faculty of independent judgment, you suspend consciousness. To stop consciousness is to stop life."
Author: Ayn Rand
8. "A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines."
Author: Bill Walsh
9. "Publishers give you deadlines for those last phases of production that are perfectly comfortable for them. So, to whatever extent I can, I like to push those to give me a little more time, and make it so that they're as uncomfortable as I am."
Author: Charles Frazier
10. "Write as much as you can.As fast as you can.Finish your shit.Hit your deadlines. Try very hard not to suck."
Author: Chuck Wendig
11. "But even writing the column for the 'Telegraph,' that idea of working to deadlines, which as an actor that's not something you have to do in the same way. It's excited me into wanting to do a bit more."
Author: Dan Stevens
12. "Art is a high calling – fears are coincidental. Coincidental, sneaky and disruptive, we might add, disguising themselves variously as laziness, resistance to deadlines, irritation with materials or surroundings, distraction over the achievements of others – indeed as anything that keeps you from giving your work your best shot. What separates artists from ex-artists is that those who challenge their fears, continue; those who don't, quit."
Author: David Bayles
13. "Having deadlines helps because people are constantly breathing down my neck, and tapping their toes waiting for pages. So I just have to work nine to five. If I didn't have deadlines then I might be more of a golden hour kind of guy, writing from eight to noon and calling it a day, but that's just not the way I work right now."
Author: David Lindsay Abaire
14. "Capable psychonauts who think about thinking, about states of mind, about set and setting, can get things done not because they have more willpower or drive, but because they know productivity is a game played against a childish primal human predilection for pleasure and novelty that can never be excised from the soul. Your effort is better spent outsmarting yourself than making empty promises through plugging dates into a calendar or setting deadlines for push-ups."
Author: David McRaney
15. "Television moves fast, and you don't have the indulgences you have when you're shooting movies of so many takes because there are tight deadlines."
Author: Dev Patel
16. "Goals are dreams with deadlines."
Author: Diana Scharf
17. "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
Author: Douglas Adams
18. "One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines."
Author: Emile Zola
19. "Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific."
Author: Eric Gill
20. "Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."
Author: Frank Zappa
21. "Writing itself is a dream. There are days of self doubt and deadlines and wondering how you're going to pay the bills until you write that bestseller. But it's still the best job I've ever had. I've also been able to help a lot of people and even inspire a few and that feels great."
Author: Graham Brown
22. "I'm lucky to have a job doing something I really love to do, and I'm happy to accept the pressures of relentless deadlines or reader expectations as necessary evils. It's probably not as stressful as mining coal or leading men into battle."
Author: Grant Morrison
23. "Deadlines aren't bad. They help you organize your time. They help you set priorities. They make you get going when you might not feel like it."
Author: Harvey MacKay
24. "Publishing is, by its nature, about deadlines, and deadlines are toxic."
Author: Jan Karon
25. "[Poem: Slates of Grey]Sullen faces like slates of grey—What I'd seen on a walk today.Bodies rushing bodies boltingTime for life a disregarding.Money to make and to grow oldWhat about the hands to hold?Deadlines, projects, people to meetWhat about our own two feet.Sullen faces like slates of grey...What I'd see most anyday."
Author: Jess C. Scott
26. "The lifestyle that an artist can have, the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines, was a very attractive one."
Author: John Dyer
27. "We can draw no deadlines for God. He hastens or He delays as he sees fit. And his timing is all-loving toward his children. On, that we might learn to be patient in the hour of darkness. I don't mean that we make peace with darkness. We fight for joy. But we fight as those who are saved by grace and held by Christ. We say...that our night will soon- in God's good timing- turn to day."
Author: John Piper
28. "It is tempting when looking at the life of anyone who has committed suicide to read into the decision to die a vastly complex web of reasons; and, of course, such complexity is warranted. No one illness or event causes suicide; and certainly no one knows all, or perhaps even most, of the motivations behind the killing of the self. But psychopathology is almost always there, and its deadliness is fierce. Love, success, and friendship are not always enough to counter the pain and destructiveness of severe mental illness"
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
29. "Life goes on, and deadlines arrive, even when it seem the world should stop out of respect for a shattered self-esteem."
Author: Kelly Bingham
30. "Typically creative people are usually not clock-slaves or list-makers, so the idea of enforcing goals and deadlines can be somewhat daunting."
Author: Kristin Armstrong
31. "Travel broadens, they say. My personal experience has been that, in the short term at any rate, it merely flattens, aiming its steam-roller of deadlines and details straight at one's daily life, leaving a person flat and gasping at its passage."
Author: Laurie R. King
32. "Dreams don't have deadlines. I'm thinking of doing bigger and better things and having more fun with it."
Author: LL Cool J
33. "Wasted strokes, like missed deadlines, are preventable and costly."
Author: Lorii Myers
34. "Through all the muck of themselves, the times they had unobligated each other, the anger, the permitted absences, the loneliness grown dangerous, she had always returned to him. He'd had faith in that - abracadabra! But eventually the deadlines set in again. Could you live in the dead excellence of a thing - the stupid mortar of a body, the stubborn husk love had crawled from? Yes, he thought."
Author: Lorrie Moore
35. "The deadlines are much, much longer with books. When I was a reporter, a lot of times I'd come in at 8:30 a.m., get an assignment right away, interview somebody, turn the story in by 9:30, and have the finished story in the paper that landed on my desk by noon."
Author: Margaret Haddix
36. "No wonder so many adults long to return to university, to all those deadlines--ahhh, that structure! Scaffolding to which we may cling! Even if it is arbitrary, without it, we're lost, wholly incapable of separating the Romantic from the Victorian in our sad, bewildering lives..."
Author: Marisha Pessl
37. "Polly was a writer of many deadlines. There were the ignorable deadlines, the not-to-be-taken-too-seriously deadlines: the deadlines-before-the-deadlines deadlines, and finally, the no-kidding-around deadlines. She set these various dates, she'd told him, to fool herself."
Author: Martha Grimes
38. "The fact that we had independently decided to sweep our apartments on that Sunday afternoon after spending the weekend together, I took as a strong piece of evidence that we were right for each other. And from then on when I read things Samuel Johnson said about the deadliness of leisure and the uplifting effects of industry, I always nodded and thought of brooms."
Author: Nicholson Baker
39. "Travellers understand, instinctively and by experience, that travel and adventure change and elongate time, even while navigating the deadlines of airline and train departures."
Author: Paul Sheehan
40. "Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face."
Author: Rick Riordan
41. "I wish I could set deadlines for the Congress, but that's just not the way the Constitution is written."
Author: Robert M. Gates
42. "Deadlines are meant to be broken. And I just keep breaking them."
Author: Sarah McLachlan
43. "Habitual procrastinators will readily testify to all the lost opportunities, missed deadlines, failed relationships and even monetary losses incurred just because of one nasty habit of putting things off until it is often too late."
Author: Stephen Richards
44. "'House of Balloons' was special because I had no deadlines, and nobody knew me, so there were no expectations. Spent a year making it perfect. Every song had at least, like, 7 different versions to them before picking the right one."
Author: The Weeknd
45. "There are two synergistic approaches for increasing productivity that are inversions of each other:1. Limit tasks to the important to shorten work time (80/20).2. Shorten work time to limit tasks to the important (Parkinson's Law).The best solution is to use both together: Identify the few critical tasks that contribute most to income and schedule them with very short and clear deadlines."
Author: Timothy Ferriss
46. "Without deadlines and restrictions I just tend to become preoccupied with other things."
Author: Val Kilmer
47. "Everyone needs deadlines. Even the beavers. They loaf around all summer, but when they are faced with the winter deadline, they work like fury. If we didn't have deadlines, we'd stagnate."
Author: Walt Disney Company
48. "I came across a contemporary version of the twenty-third Psalm entitled "Psalm 23 Revisited." In it, the author captures perfectly where many of us are today: The clock is my dictator, I shall not rest. It makes me lie down only when exhausted. It leads me into deep depression, it hounds my soul. It leads me in circles of frenzy for activities' sake. Even though I run frantically from task to task, I will never get it all done, for my "ideal" is with me. Deadlines and my need for approval, they drive me. They demand performance from me, beyond the limits of my schedule. They anoint my head with migraines, my in-basket overflows. Surely fatigue and time pressure shall follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell in the bonds of frustration forever.1"
Author: Wayne Cordeiro
49. "When you are overworked and exhausted, there is a sense of kind of delirium and that's why I think architects do all-nighters and they kind of do those deadlines. For four days I remember doing four nights in one row with no sleep. I mean nobody, unless you are crazy, would do that, but you are totally focused on the project."
Author: Zaha Hadid

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