— Eckhart Tolle German writer 1948
Forrás: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
„I would not sit waiting for some vague tomorrow, nor for something to happen. One could wait a lifetime, and find nothing at the end of the waiting. I would begin here, I would make something happen.“
— Louis L'Amour Novelist, short story writer 1908 - 1988
Forrás: Sackett's Land (1974), Ch. 4
— Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Forrás: Vorkosigan Saga, Falling Free (1988), Chapter 14 (p. 254)
— Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983
Eredeti: Alcuni traguardi e difficili obiettivi si raggiungono solo aspettando, io so aspettare.
— Andrew Sega musician from America 1975
De/Vision + Iris Germany tour diary 2004 http://www.irismusic.com/devision_tour/page1.htm
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Fred Ebb, Zorba (1968)
„I woke up this morning and fell out of bed;
Trouble waiting to happen.
Should've quit while I was ahead;
Trouble waiting to happen.
I turned on the news to the Third World War,
Opened up the paper to World War IV.
Just when I thought it was safe to be bored,
Trouble waiting to happen.“
— Warren Zevon American singer-songwriter 1947 - 2003
"Trouble Waiting to Happen", written by Warren Zevon and J. D. Souther
Sentimental Hygiene (1987)
„Some people spend the whole of their lives sitting waiting for one train, only to find that they never even made it to the station.“
— Joanne Harris, könyv Peaches for Monsieur le Curé
Forrás: Peaches for Monsieur le Curé
„I had to do something," she said. "I couldn't just sit and wait for life to happen to me any longer.“
— Julia Quinn American novelist 1970
Forrás: To Sir Phillip, With Love
„Then I thought, boy, isn't that just typical? You wait and wait and wait for something, and then when it happens, you feel sad.“
— Sharon Creech, könyv Absolutely Normal Chaos
Forrás: Absolutely Normal Chaos
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
„I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.“
— Dave Eggers, könyv What Is the What
Változat: If I ever fall in love again, I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.
Forrás: What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng (2006), Ch. 21, pp. 317-318
Forrás: What Is the What
Kontextus: I cannot count the times I have cursed our lack of urgency. If I ever love again, I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.
— John Flanagan Irish-American hammer thrower 1873 - 1938
Forrás: Erak's Ransom