Top 35 Procrastination Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Procrastination Quotes from famous people such as Jay Shetty, James Surowiecki, Joe Buck, Gavin Newsom, Jen Sincero, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

When it comes to procrastination and overthinking, we h

When it comes to procrastination and overthinking, we have to overcome our self-doubt.
Jay Shetty
Academics, who work for long periods in a self-directed fashion, may be especially prone to putting things off: surveys suggest that the vast majority of college students procrastinate, and articles in the literature of procrastination often allude to the author’s own problems with finishing the piece.
James Surowiecki
Procrastination is in my genetic code.
Joe Buck
I’ve never been a fan of pretense or procrastination. After all, our state is defined by its independent, outspoken spirit.
Gavin Newsom
Perfectionism and procrastination have such a fine line. You say, ‘Well, I want it to be good. I want it to be perfect.’ But what you’re really doing is not doing your work. You’re putting off showing up and being visible because then you’re going to be judged, and it might suck.
Jen Sincero
Hesitation is often like procrastination. One may have vague doubts and feel a need to mull things over; meanwhile, other issues intrude on thought, and no decision is taken. Ask people why they procrastinate, and you probably won’t get a crisp answer.
Robert J. Shiller
Whatever that big procrastination overthinking thing is, I want you to dive into it. When I say dive into, I mean, clear your whole weekend and spend your whole weekend thinking about this.
Jay Shetty
Procrastination doesn’t work for everything. For instance, waiting to buy plane tickets at the last minute will typically end up costing you more.
John Rampton
If you want to be certain, you should never get married. You should never change jobs. In fact, you might as well just stay home. Because I don’t know anybody who is certain. That need to be certain is just procrastination.
Mark Burnett
I think of myself as something of a connoisseur of procrastination, creative and dogged in my approach to not getting things done.
Susan Orlean
I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
Denzel Washington
Prudence is not hesitation, procrastination, or moderation. It is not driving in the middle of the road. It is not the way of ambivalence, indecision, or safety.
John Ortberg
For me, the enemy is procrastination, and losing attention, you know? It’s not the writing that’s difficult, it’s sitting down to write – if that makes any sense. I feel I can write pretty well, and I can write pretty effectively.
Moshe Kasher
My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry ’til a more convenient season.
Mary Todd Lincoln
When you find yourself on the Internet when you’re supposed to be writing, you’ve already lost. It’s even beyond procrastination when you end up on the Internet.
Noah Baumbach
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Don Marquis
Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
Wayne Gretzky
Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.
Hilary Mantel
There’s a rumour that we actually make all our albums in the last six months before they’re released and the rest of it is procrastination.
Robert Del Naja
I think the worst and most insidious procrastination for me is research. I will be looking for some bit of fact or figure to include in the novel, and before I know, I’ve wasted an entire morning delving into that subject matter without a word written.
James Rollins
Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.
Mason Cooley
For me, most of the anxiety and difficulty of writing takes place in the act of not writing. It’s the procrastination, the thinking about writing that’s difficult.
Adam Mansbach
Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.
Christopher Parker
Procrastination is your body telling you you need to back off a bit and think more about what you are doing.
James Altucher
My constant battle is putting aside time wasters, and I have to watch out for procrastination. Staying on the path of something you’re trying to create has much to do with having confidence in yourself and in your capacity to realize the things you want out of life.
Ruby Dee
Procrastination gives you time to consider divergent ideas, to think in nonlinear ways, to make unexpected leaps.
Adam Grant
Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination.
Gretchen Rubin
Procrastination: as endemic to and dreaded by writers as writers’ block.
Jenna Blum
There’s nothing wrong with procrastination. Or is there? I’ll leave it to you to decide, but only if you have the time.
Craig Brown
I see procrastination and research as part of my artistic process.
Lynn Nottage
‘Purple Plumeria’ I dithered over for months and then wrote the whole thing between the beginning of July and end of August. The dithering and procrastination time was three times the writing times.
Lauren Willig
A good procrastination should feel like you're insertin

A good procrastination should feel like you’re inserting lots and lots of commas into the sentence of your life.
Ze Frank
The interesting thing about overthinking and procrastination is sometimes they can actually evolve into innovation and creativity in the short term. Letting an idea grow in your mind in the short term with a deadline and a plan can actually lead to innovation and creativity.
Jay Shetty
Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.
Victor Kiam
I have an advanced degree in procrastination and another one in paranoia.
Joanne Harris