— Willie Nelson, The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart
„It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly. People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.“
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942
As quoted in "Return of the time lord" in The Guardian (27 September 2005)
„They've been spending most their lives
Living in a pastime paradise.
They've been spending most their lives
Living in a pastime paradise.
They've been wasting most their time
Glorifying days long gone behind,
They've been wasting most their days
In remembrance of ignorance oldest praise.“
— Stevie Wonder American musician 1950
Song lyrics, Songs In The Key of Life (1976), Pastime Paradise
„Life is a waste of time and time is a waste of life, so let's all get wasted and have the time of our lives.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
„People who live their lives by proverbs waste their time doing lots of stupid things. “Getting even is the best revenge” is my motto.“
— George Alec Effinger, A Fire in the Sun
A Fire in the Sun (1989), Chapter 20 (p. 282).
„Nothing has transformed my life more than realizing that it’s a waste of time to evaluate my worthiness by weighing the reaction of the people in the stands.“
— Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
„Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself“
— Baz Luhrmann Australian film director, screenwriter and producer 1962
„Don't waste time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.“
— Mary Schmich American columnist 1953
"Wear Sunscreen" (1997)
„Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.“
— Edgard Varèse French composer 1883 - 1965
Context: Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs. I was the first composer to explore, so to speak, musical outer space. As quoted in Gramophone (1962), Vol. 40, Part 2, p. 389
„It's time to move on, time to get going
What lies ahead I have no way of knowing.
But under my feet, baby, grass is growing.
It's time to move on, it' s time to get going.“
— Tom Petty American musician 1950
Lyrics, Wildflowers (1994), Time To Move On
— John Derbyshire writer 1945
Wishing I’d Played the Ponies http://takimag.com/article/wishing_id_played_the_ponies/print#axzz3xNaU2RAk, Taki's Magazine, June 16, 2011.
„It's often been observed that the first casualty of war is the truth. But that's a lie, too, in its way. The reality is that, for most wars to begin, the truth has to have been sacrificed a long time in advance.“
— L. Neil Smith American writer 1946
"Empire of Lies" Presented to the Libertarian Party of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 15 June 2003 http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2003/libe228-20030622-01.html.