Top 55 Deadlines Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Deadlines Quotes from famous people such as Virginia Postrel, Judy Blume, Harry Shearer, John Rampton, Scott Rogowsky, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

We know we need bosses and deadlines to help us get wor

We know we need bosses and deadlines to help us get work done. But sometimes we can also use an external push to make us have a good time. In both cases, our future self will appreciate the help.
Virginia Postrel
I’m very good at setting goals and deadlines for myself, so I don’t really need that from outside.
Judy Blume
I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines, nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation.
Harry Shearer
Nothing shatters the relationship between you and your boss like you failing to meet expectations, deadlines, and goals.
John Rampton
I was 20 years old and I said, ‘Okay, if I can’t get on TV by 25 then I’ll consider another career.’ You have to give yourself these arbitrary deadlines just to keep yourself focused and on track.
Scott Rogowsky
Dreams don’t have deadlines. I’m thinking of doing bigger and better things and having more fun with it.
LL Cool J
My only problem, and this has been a constant worry on television, is time management. The deadlines on television are killing.
Siddharth Shukla
I don’t have these crazy deadlines. I don’t have this, ‘Oh it’s got to be out tomorrow.’ I don’t like working like that.
Asif Kapadia
It usually takes about a year to write each book. I don’t plan it that way. I don’t set deadlines. If a book wants to take longer, it can.
Elizabeth Berg
Writing itself is a dream. There are days of self doubt and deadlines and wondering how you’re going to pay the bills until you write that bestseller. But it’s still the best job I’ve ever had. I’ve also been able to help a lot of people and even inspire a few and that feels great.
Graham Brown
I didn’t really want deadlines and editorial work. I wanted something mechanical and eight hours a day. So I went to work, thinking it was easy – ha, ha – on the complaint desk at the circulation department.
Katharine Graham
One of sports journalism’s great ironies is that covering an Olympics can be wildly unhealthy. NBC shows athletes in peak health performing on the ice and snow, but not the haggard reporters subsisting for three weeks on stadium starches, cheap beer, deadlines, and little sleep.
Mary Pilon
One forges one’s style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
Emile Zola
You put deadlines on people you really don’t want, because that’s how you feel about them.
Al Leiter
People still struggle with this notion of gifted writers somehow being in touch with a higher power, but it’s all about showing up and doing the job, meeting deadlines, working hard.
Laura Lippman
Putting aid for Harvey victims in limbo because of our own inability to handle pressing deadlines in a timely manner is not only inappropriate, but it sends the wrong message to millions of Americans in Texas and millions more who put us in Washington to do a job. We owe them better.
Mark Meadows
I’m not organised, and I don’t cope well with deadlines, structure and routine. I’m chaotic. Always have been.
Jack Monroe
I don’t want things to be done in a hurry. So I never keep pressure on music directors with deadlines. I ask them to take their own time.
Ravi Babu
Television moves fast, and you don’t have the indulgences you have when you’re shooting movies of so many takes because there are tight deadlines.
Dev Patel
I don’t believe in deadlines, I don’t believe in telling the enemy when we’re going to withdraw.
Ken Buck
Publishers give you deadlines for those last phases of production that are perfectly comfortable for them. So, to whatever extent I can, I like to push those to give me a little more time, and make it so that they’re as uncomfortable as I am.
Charles Frazier
I’ve always worked on all different types of music, some with specific project goals and deadlines and some not. Sometimes I would write a piece of music that is almost like a film score or weird electro pieces, wherever the muse took me, and I still do that.
Serj Tankian
The thing that would most improve my life is 27 hours in a day. I could meet all my deadlines.
Yoko Ono
All writers are forced to live within deadlines, and deadlines determine how good they can be.
Lawrence O’Donnell
The lifestyle that an artist can have, the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines, was a very attractive one.
John Dyer
To be honest with you, I’d rather not be working. When you work, there are all sorts of deadlines and pressures. I like to do one thing and take my time to do the other one.
Benicio Del Toro
We need to distinguish between stress and stimulation. Having deadlines, setting goals, and pushing yourself to perform at capacity are stimulating. Stress is when you’re anxious, upset, or frustrated, which dramatically reduce your ability to perform.
Andrew J. Bernstein
One, I push my deadlines closer than anybody else, or let’s say it this way: I’m really late.
Aaron McGruder
I envy people who can think, ‘No, I’m not going to work today’ when they have a huge pile of deadlines stacking up.
Julian Fellowes
Overdeliver on promises and deadlines. Show up early, deliver your product early, and deliver more than you promised. Overdeliver now, and in the future, you will be overpaid.
Clay Clark
There is no doubt that directing television has helped hone my directing skills. What television teaches you is to be efficient and to think on your feet. You have to adhere to strict deadlines and budget constraints.
Emilio Estevez
There are thousands of grant programs and every program

There are thousands of grant programs and every program has different requirements and deadlines.
Matthew Lesko
I hate writing. I almost never write. I write against deadlines. And when I’m teaching, I’m focused on that.
Edmund White
I wish I could set deadlines for the Congress, but that’s just not the way the Constitution is written.
Robert M. Gates
I’ve been a freelancer my entire career, and, at any given time, I have several deadlines for all sorts of things, whether it’s some magazine piece or ad copywriting or anything.
Meghan Daum
I’ve never been good with deadlines. My early novels, I wrote by myself. No one knew I was writing a novel; I didn’t have a contract.
George R. R. Martin
Deadlines are great for customers because having one means they get a product, not just a promise that someday they’ll get a product.
Jason Fried
We city dwellers, we residents of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, are for the most part urbanized to some extent. We know deadlines, start times and traffic.
Henry Rollins
When we do merger rulings, we have strict deadlines: 25 days. It is extremely intensive, and you must decide how you can do it before your spouse says, ‘You know I still love you, but please spend some more time at home.’
Margrethe Vestager
I don’t see myself as an artist, as a writer. The sort of writing that I do, which is popular fiction, it’s work. I have contracts to fulfil, and I have deadlines to meet.
Fiona McIntosh
From journalism I learned to write under pressure, to work with deadlines, to have limited space and time, to conduct and interview, to find information, to research, and above all, to use language as efficiently as possible and to remember always that there is a reader out there.
Isabel Allende
Being a showrunner is doing a bit of everything. It’s not just writing. It’s also management: managing actors, managing producers, managing a crew, being kind to people, being a good boss, observing deadlines.
Courtney A. Kemp
City life is stressful. Everybody is running around like crazy, stuck in traffic jams trying to make meetings, trying to make ends meet, trying to meet deadlines, trying to get kids to and from activities. There aren’t enough hours in the day for all this business.
Rebecca Pidgeon
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
Frank Zappa
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Douglas Adams
I am a person who works to deadlines.
Volodymyr Zelensky
To be perfectly honest the old habits, specifically deadlines, still very much inform what I do. I am brutally disciplined about getting manuscripts in on time.
Simon Winchester
There are many challenges I face while working on a book. Working within deadlines and schedules is certainly one of the bigger ones for me. I want to create the best possible book I can for my readers with words and pictures – and that takes time to get it just right.
Tony DiTerlizzi
Also, I need deadlines, just like everybody else, especially coming from magazines, newspapers, and stuff like that. I need daily or weekly deadlines to get stuff done, or I continue to do things and not go off on a year of unproductivity.
Dave Eggers
Personally I find that deadlines are the best inspiration.
Richard Herring
But even writing the column for the ‘Telegraph,’ that idea of working to deadlines, which as an actor that’s not something you have to do in the same way. It’s excited me into wanting to do a bit more.
Dan Stevens
TV works at such amazing deadlines and the audiences you’re catering to is a very different audience than the one that watches films as the attention span is less.
Mukul Dev
Please don’t think that I am one of those squishy types who can’t handle reality. I have plenty of real-world things to deal with all the time. I have deadlines, meetings, I answer the phone, I get turned down, I wait in lines and am forced to pass for normal all the time.
Henry Rollins
Master storytellers like Jeffrey Archer and Arthur Hailey use simple language. But they manage to grab the attention of the readers right from page one. I’ll consider myself a good storyteller the day people believe it’s OK to be late for work or postpone deadlines just to finish reading my book.
Ashwin Sanghi
Publishing is, by its nature, about deadlines, and deadlines are toxic.
Jan Karon