Top 125 Impatient Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Impatient Quotes from famous people such as George Carlin, Abhijit Banerjee, Alex Higgins, Vladimir Kramnik, Rand Paul, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

When someone is impatient and says, 'I haven't got all

When someone is impatient and says, ‘I haven’t got all day,’ I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?
George Carlin
I will confess that in general decisiveness worries me; it is often an excuse for being impatient with the details or insufficiently sensitive to other people’s concerns.
Abhijit Banerjee
The reason that I was so quick was because I was impatient. I couldn’t wait to hit the next shot.
Alex Higgins
An impatient person plays differently than a more patient person.
Vladimir Kramnik
I think what happened during the Great Depression was that African Americans understood that Republicans championed citizenship and voting rights but they became impatient for economic emancipation.
Rand Paul
I think corporal punishment is the shortest, most impatient, flawed way of teaching or making a child understand something.
Ranvir Shorey
The reason that I was so quick was because I was impatient. I couldn’t wait to hit the next shot.
Alex Higgins
I’ve realized that, as the years have gone on, I have become completely impatient with the demo process.
Paul Gilbert
I came out when I was 15 at school, and I realized I had put myself into a precarious situation. It was a very hostile environment for me, and a lot of kids had it in for me. It was a scary situation. I was very impatient. I wanted to grow up now.
Jake Shears
There’s been entrepreneurs working in the Valley for probably 50-60 years. It’s not to say that you can’t create that in other places, but I think people are a little bit impatient about creating the next Silicon Valley.
Dave McClure
The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it. Most people are so impatient; they just assume that the person with hearing loss is being rude, or slow-witted.
Marion Ross
I’m an impatient person.
Theresa Rebeck
I’m incredibly impatient; I’d like to be less so, and more content with the now.
Naomie Harris
Amateurs in professional situations make me very impatient.
David Coverdale
There is a Passion natural to the Mind of man, especially a free Man, which renders him impatient of Restraint.
George Mason
Sometimes I think I’m a bit impatient, and a bit more patience would help me in some cases.
Nico Hulkenberg
I like having my picture taken and being a glamorous person. Sometimes when I find myself getting impatient, I just remember the times I cried my eyes out because nobody wanted to take my picture at the Trocadero.
Rita Hayworth
We spend more time at cinemas, theaters, art galleries and theme parks than we do at churches, and they have become our new cathedrals. We can spend hours at any of these places of entertainment but if church service goes on too long we get impatient.
Michael Huffington
The fact that millennials are fast at communication and expect transparency and don’t feel comfortable with hierarchy gets interpreted as us being impatient or entitled. These traits are perfectly normal given that we’re the first digital natives.
Caroline Ghosn
I’m just a very impatient person. It’s always something that I’m working on, and just staying interested in the fight game is the biggest challenge for me. As long as I’m interested and I have an incentive to stay interested, then I’m unbeatable.
Rose Namajunas
I’m impatient. Typically people think they know all about change and don’t need help. Their approach tends to be more management-oriented than leadership-oriented. It’s very frustrating.
John P. Kotter
For me, writing is a way of thinking. I write in a journal a lot. I’m a very impatient person, so writing and meditation allow me to slow down and watch my mind; they are containers that keep me in place, hold me still.
Ruth Ozeki
I guess I get a little impatient and frustrated when people ask what ‘Manic Depression’ is about.
Laura Jane Grace
I was a kind of hyper-intense person in my twenties and very impatient.
Bill Gates
The cowards and the impatient can enjoy one night stands as it takes a great deal of patience, unconditional love, trust, fearlessness and a deep sense of individuality to maintain relationships.
Sherlyn Chopra
I’m not the easiest person in the world to be partners with. I’m never home. I’m constantly running around the world. I can be impatient. I have a temper. I’m, like, self-obsessed. I’m irritable, self-absorbed.
Jake Shears
Men tend to try to struggle to be more rational and reduce things to simplicity more and are more impatient with ambiguity than women are.
John Crowley
I think I have grown impatient with just being a writer.
Alain de Botton
I could never go into politics, because I’m far too impatient and I’d want to be a dictator, albeit a benevolent one… I would hope.
Joanna Lumley
I’m too impatient.
Brigitte Bardot
Sometimes I’m very impatient. I also feel the need to please everyone, which is unnecessary and impossible.
Steve Nash
I get impatient with people working on a film that have

I get impatient with people working on a film that have their head in their hands like it’s the most complicated thing in the world.
Angelina Jolie
Famously, I’m somewhat impatient.
Gordon Brown
It seems as if everybody in the country was getting impatient to get his or her particular soldier out of the Army and to upset the carefully arranged system of points for retirement which we had arranged with the approval of the Army itself.
Henry L. Stimson
I basically like a bit more control. Even in my personal life, I need things to be done on time. If it’s not done, I get impatient.
Farhan Akhtar
I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
Marilyn Monroe
I have the ability to get code done, but I’m impatient, and it’s scrappy as a result. Maybe that helped me with ‘Minecraft,’ as it came quickly. But, well, at some point, I’d like to actually become a good programmer.
Markus Persson
I’m very impatient, so I was like, ‘I want to be able to do whatever I want now.’ But even the biggest stars – you look back and they weren’t overnight.
Donald Glover
I get sort of short with people and start grumbling and clearing my throat – in honor of my father – when I’m impatient. It’s very charming.
Maria Bamford
Even those of us who do not understand the nuances of economics have come to accept that reform cannot be bloodless. We are often impatient with the predictable, do-gooder campaigns against development. We argue passionately against the humbug protests of those who never want the poor to get rich.
Barkha Dutt
We believe that a civilised society can be measured by the way in which it treats its most vulnerable members and that being impatient about poverty is therefore simply the default position for modern progressive Conservatives.
Grant Shapps
I’m deeply impatient. If I can’t park directly in front of somewhere, I go home.
Deborah Meaden
I’m a very, very impatient person when it comes to breaking news.
Donovan Mitchell
I’m not patient – and I’m getting more impatient as I get older – but I am disciplined about writing, and I want that on my tombstone: ‘He wasn’t patient, but he was disciplined.’
Douglas Coupland
No veteran should have to wait for claims. If there’s anybody impatient here, I am that individual.
Eric Shinseki
I think I’ve succeeded more by learning what needed to be done next and getting help in getting it done. I was just very focused and impatient.
John Kendrew
We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.
William Ellery Channing
I’m very strong willed and I’m very impatient as well.
Geert Wilders
From a societal aspect, when you are impatient behind a driverless car and there’s no one to listen to your beeping horn, what are people going to do? How are they going to take out their aggression?
Karl Iagnemma
I’m sure I am impatient sometimes. I sure do get angry sometimes. I think it’s outrageous how hard it is to get this country to feed its children and to take care of its children, to give them a decent education.
Marian Wright Edelman
If you’re going to invest in something over a long period of time, that you believe is important and can change the company, you have to be strategically patient and tactically impatient.
Andy Jassy
There was a point of frustration, where I thought I should just take a film, even though I didn’t want to. I was impatient with being at home. But I hung on to the approach I’ve always had, which is to wait for a project that I could contribute something unique to.
Peter Weir
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the public’s relationship to art has been weakened by a profound institutional reluctance to address the question of what art is for. This is a question that has, quite unfairly, come to feel impatient, illegitimate, and a little impudent.
Alain de Botton
A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change.
James Levine
Normally, whenever I try to photograph my mother, she is extremely impatient and will only stand for a minute and insists on knowing exactly what I’m doing.
Juergen Teller
One baby is a patient baby, and waits indefinitely until its mother is ready to feed it. The other baby is an impatient baby and cries lustily, screams and kicks and makes everybody unpleasant until it is fed. Well, we know perfectly well which baby is attended to first. That is the whole history of politics.
Emmeline Pankhurst
EVOO is extra-virgin olive oil. I first coined ‘EVOO’ on my cooking show because saying ‘extra virgin olive oil’ over and over was wordy, and I’m an impatient girl – that’s why I make 30-minute meals!
Rachael Ray
People who do not speak our language very well do complain of feeling rebuffed by French people, who can sometimes be impatient, or even intolerant.
Bernard Pivot