43 funny (and not that funny) Procrastination Quotes

Procrastination is something everyone is familiar with on some level; it’s even considered an art form depending on which sleep deprived college student you talk to.

  1. “I procrastinate because by the time I get around to doing stuff I’ll be older and therefore more wise.”
  2. “Why do today what can be put off until tomorrow. But, what is today but yesterday’s tomorrow?”
  3. “Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing.”
    Donald Gardner
  4. “Procrastination and delay are different things. Let’s not confuse deliberate and thoughtful delay with a lack of self regulation, known as procrastination.”
    Timothy A. Pychyl, PhD
  5. “Telling someone who procrastinates to buy a weekly planner is like telling someone with chronic depression to just cheer up.”
    Joseph Ferrari, PhD
  6. “Procrastinators activiely look for distractions, particularly ones that don’t take a lot of commitment on their part.”
    Hara Estroff Marano
  7. “If we wait until we are ready, we’ll be waiting the rest of our lives.”
  8. “Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.”
    Victor Kiam
  9. “The best way to get something done is to begin.”
  10. “There are only two options: make progress or make excuses.”
  11. “In order to succeed you have to start. To start you have to break your task into smaller steps. Start with the smallest of steps, and you are one step closer to success.”
  12. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.”
    Bruce Lee
  13. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
    Abraham Lincoln
  14. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
    Amelia Earhart
  15. “Only put off to tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
    Pablo Picasso
  16. “Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.”
    Christopher Parker
  17. “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day where you lounged around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.”
    Margaret Thatcher
  18. “Procrastinate now and panic later.”
  19. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
    Nelson Mandela
  20. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted.”
    John Lennon
  21. “Today, stop making excuses for why you can’t get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen.”
  22. “A man who conquers himself is greater than a man who conquers a thousand men in battle.”
  23. “To achieve great things two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.”
    Leonard Bernstein
  24. “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.”
    Greg S. Reid
  25. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
    Walt Disney
  26. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by.”
    Douglas Adams
  27. “One of the most important keys to success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like doing it.”
    Todd Smith
  28. “Time is what we want most but what we use worst.”
    William Penn
  29. “To begin, begin.”
    William Wordsworth
  30. “Did you ever stop to think, and begin to start again?”
    Winnie the Pooh
  31. “Inspiration exists, but it have to find you working.”
    Pablo Picasso
  32. “Stop waiting for things to happen and go make them happen.”
  33. “I am who I am because of the choices I made yesterday.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  34. “Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles but today’s peace.”
  35. “The perfect time to start something never arrives.”
  36. “Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.”
    Robert Kiyosaki
  37. “One day you’ll wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to. Do it now.”
    Paulo Coelho
  38. “Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.”
  39. “Nothing happens until something moves.”
    Albert Einstein
  40. “Procrastibaking: the art of making cupcakes when you should be doing something else.”
  41. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien
  42. “Do the difficult things while they are easy, and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
    Lao Tzu
  43. “It’s wonderful what you can do when you have to.” -C.S. Lewis

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