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39 Don’t Waste My Time Quotes to Silence the Ticking Clocks

Dayna Remus
Dec 15, 2022
04:00 P.M.
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Time, as many of us are aware, is a valuable commodity. The tricky question is, in our busy society, what do we spend it on and how much time precisely do we allocate to each priority? Help yourself make these decisions by reading these 39 quotes.

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As the clock ticks on, we all grow older, working toward the life we want, forming relationships, and creating unforgettable memories. Many of us know that this experience seems to speed up, almost like a car accelerating at a continuously faster pace to its final destination.

When we get to our final destination and look at the road behind us, will we be happy with what we see? Did we share the trip with loved ones or fight throughout the journey? Did we share our bag of chips or refuse and keep it all to ourselves? There are so many decisions to be made within the blink of an eye.

Learn how to craft your road trip in the best way possible by reading the following 39 quotes.

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Steve Jobs’ quote: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." | Image: AmoDays

Steve Jobs’ quote: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." | Image: AmoDays

Quotes on the Values and Limits of Time

"Time is one of the most valuable commodities, and how you spend it determines what your life will be." — David Khalil

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"I don't waste time being soft. I'm not cold, but I don't like being, wasting my time withlife's too short." — Anthony Hopkins

"If I do not waste time, I am wasting my time." — James Richardson

"Time is life. Anyone who wastes my time is killing me. Please don't." — Phyllis Chesler

"Don’t be fooled by the calendar. One man gets only a week's value out of a year while another man gets a full year's value out of a week." — Anthony Charles Richards

James Richardson’s quote: "If I do not waste time, I am wasting my time." | Image: AmoDays

James Richardson’s quote: "If I do not waste time, I am wasting my time." | Image: AmoDays

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"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." — Steve Jobs

"Time is the most valuable asset on Earth, a depreciating asset, don't waste another moment of life where you are not at your fullest potential getting the most out of the time you have in life." — Greg Plitt

"Don't waste your time; it is too short, valuable, and irreplaceable." — Mike Murdock

Quotes on Time and Priorities

"I didn't waste my time on things I didn't love." — Patti Smith

Randy Pausch’s quote: "The key question to keep asking is, are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have." | Image: AmoDays

Randy Pausch’s quote: "The key question to keep asking is, are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have." | Image: AmoDays

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"I play the real instruments. I don't waste my time with anything else." — Jason Newsted

"Anything less than extraordinary is a waste of my time." Ione Skye

"If I did only one thing at a time, I'd think I was wasting my time. If, for example, I only wrote novels, I would feel like a charlatan and a fraud." — Peter Ackroyd

"My advice: Don't waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develop what you do, what you put your hands on in the world." — Meryl Streep

"The key question to keep asking is, are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have." — Randy Pausch

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Utah Phillips’ quote: "I'm here to change the world, and if I am not, I am probably wasting my time." | Image: AmoDays

Utah Phillips’ quote: "I'm here to change the world, and if I am not, I am probably wasting my time." | Image: AmoDays

"Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." — Marcus Aurelius

"I don't want no lies; I don't watch TV. I don't waste my time, won't read a magazine." — Madonna

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"I don't waste as much time at work because I'd rather spend it with my kids." — Cindy Crawford

"I'm here to change the world, and if I am not, I am probably wasting my time." — Utah Phillips

"I didn't waste my time on things I didn't love." — Patti Smith

Marcus Aurelius’ quote: "Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." | Image: AmoDays

Marcus Aurelius’ quote: "Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." | Image: AmoDays

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"I don't waste my time doing crosswords, as my life is the only puzzle I care to resolve!" — Latif Mercado

"Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear." — Paulo Coelho

Quotes on Time, People, and Relationships

"Don't waste my time—I'm not stupid, and I'm not gullible." — Laura Schlessinger

"No pretense; stop wasting my time. A virtuous woman is really hard to find." — Buju Banton

"As for family values, they are whatever they are - some families are tight, others are blown away like dandelion puffs. A main value in Minnesota is still: don't waste my time, don't B.S. me, I wasn't born yesterday." — Garrison Keillor

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Paulo Coelho’s quote: "Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear." | Image: AmoDays

Paulo Coelho’s quote: "Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear." | Image: AmoDays

"Don't waste your time trying to get into my head. There's nothing there." — William Shatner

"The best thing you can give me is your time. The easiest way to get me angry is to waste my time." — Lorene Seafaris

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"Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear." — Paulo Coelho

Some Advice on Time

"Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time is to say 'I don't want to.'" — Laozi

"The men who will act today and the men who will act tomorrow get beaten by the men who acts now." — Amit Kalantri

Bruce Lee’s quote: "If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of." | Image: AmoDays

Bruce Lee’s quote: "If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of." | Image: AmoDays

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"If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don't do that, you are wasting your time on this Earth." — Roberto Clemente

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of." — Bruce Lee

The Quotes Keep Tick-Tocking On

"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." — William Penn

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"If I do not waste time, I am wasting my time." — James Richardson

Syd Barrett’s quote: “I'm treading the backward path. Mostly, I just waste my time." | Image: AmoDays

Syd Barrett’s quote: “I'm treading the backward path. Mostly, I just waste my time." | Image: AmoDays

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"I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present." — W. Somerset Maugham

"I'm treading the backward path. Mostly, I just waste my time." — Syd Barrett

"Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted." — John Lennon

"If somebody doesn't have any talent, get off the stage! You're wasting my time." — Elaine Stritch

"I don't trust valets, waiters—nobody. I don't waste my time anymore trying to figure out who leaks things to the press." — Nicole Richie

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William Penn’s quote: "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." | Image: AmoDays

William Penn’s quote: "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." | Image: AmoDays

While it's good to be wary of our limited time, it can cause us a lot of anxiety, and so, in a contradiction, we end up spending all our time worrying. As with most things in life, it's always good to have a healthy balance. Be aware of how you spend your time, but don't obsess over it.

We have been presented with a wonderful gift, so it makes sense to take advantage of it by not worrying too much. Let these quotes about being unbothered help you find inner peace and freedom and learn to let go of worry.

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