Top 95 Waited Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Waited Quotes from famous people such as Margaret Atwood, Sarah Weinman, Dawn O’Porter, Frederick Forsyth, Michael McIntyre, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

If I waited for perfection... I would never write a wor

If I waited for perfection… I would never write a word.
Margaret Atwood
I’ve waited for a novel from Charles Yu with eager anticipation since being bowled over by his 2006 short story collection, ‘Third Class Superhero.’
Sarah Weinman
I have literally wanted a vintage business for as long as I can remember, but I am glad I waited. I’ve learned so much over the past ten years. So much about quality, shape and how to spot what truly is vintage and what isn’t.
Dawn O’Porter
The man in gray decided to take the Glen Suite of diamonds at midnight. Provided they were still in the apartment safe and the occupants away. This he needed to know. So he watched and he waited. At half past seven he was rewarded.
Frederick Forsyth
There’s nothing better than having a bright, blinding light in your face and being guided by big, rolling laughter. There’s nothing more encouraging than hearing that huge sound. I’ve waited my whole life to hear that. You come away with the biggest high of your life.
Michael McIntyre
I waited at the counter of a white restaurant for eleven years. When they finally integrated, they didn’t have what I wanted.
Dick Gregory
I was living as a young single mom. I was 19 when I was divorced, and my daughter was a year old, and I waited tables here three to four nights a week for several years while I was trying to support myself and my daughter and the day I got that acceptance at Harvard Law School was an unforgettable day.
Wendy Davis
One of my first festivals was Oxygen 2006. It had this amazing lineup with the Arctic Monkeys on their first or second album, the Strokes, Kings of Leon, the Magic Numbers and then the Who and James Brown. I waited in the pit for a good eight hours to see James Brown.
My parents were not at all backstage parents. We had none of that in the family. It was just very clear right away that I was an actor, even from 4 years old. I’ve never waited a table. I taught some – I’ll teach classes in improv or Shakespeare, but there’s some motor in me that needs to do that.
John Michael Higgins
I have, before now, waited for a pen to perform a macro.
Terry Pratchett
I’ve waited my whole life to be able to have body hair – but I never thought I’d have back hair. But what are you going to do, right?
Chaz Bono
It was actually harder for me to decide if I wanted to move forward as ‘The Bachelorette’ than it was to decide to be a contestant on ‘The Bachelor.’ I knew I’d have to ask off work a second time, and I waited until the last minute to talk to my boss about it.
Rachel Lindsay
Gordon Brown is a character from a tragic opera, twisted by ambition and a Presbyterian sense of fateful destiny. He has waited 13 years, mostly in Tony Blair’s shadow, for this poisoned chalice and has a pessimist’s luck.
A. A. Gill
Hillary Clinton is someone who’s never waited around for someone else to do the hard work. She’s been an organizer and a change-maker for her whole life, practically.
Marley Dias
When Jack Swagger copies my Ankle Lock and Randy Orton does my Angle Slam, it’s disrespectful. I didn’t come up with the Ankle Lock; Ken Shamrock came up with the Ankle Lock, but I waited until he retired to do the Ankle Lock.
Kurt Angle
I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years; and when recognition came at last, it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living.
Ellen Glasgow
I left my home in Massachusetts after college to move to New York City to pursue my dreams of acting. I took roles for free. I waited tables. I didn’t care because it was work.
Uzo Aduba
The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.
Sun Tzu
Happy are those few nations that have not waited till the slow succession of human vicissitudes should, from the extremity of evil, produce a transition to good; but by prudent laws have facilitated the progress from one to the other!
Cesare Beccaria
My parents are divorced, and that was the last thing I wanted for myself. I waited until I was 36 to propose, and I’m really proud of that.
Josh Duhamel
I would encounter W. E. B. Du Bois and the term double consciousness. When I read it, I thought about sitting in my mother’s employer’s family room, watching my mother clean while I waited for her to finish so we could go home.
Jesmyn Ward
When I read that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had disappeared – a state-of-the-art Boeing 777, said to be an incredibly safe way to travel – I waited patiently for the chance to learn what happened.
Henry Rollins
I’ve waited my entire life to be busy. Whenever I hear actors complain about being busy, I think, ‘shut up.’ Because you do, you wait to be successful or to be able to work.
Steve Carell
It’s a terrible thing to have to tell your fans, who have waited like Detroit’s have, that their team won’t win it this year. But it’s better than lying to them.
Sparky Anderson
On one hand, it seems like I’ve waited a long time for this.
Karrie Webb
I knew if I waited long enough, the Republican Party would rock.
Michael Reagan
Younger songwriters will ask me, ‘What did you do?’ And it’s like, ‘Well, I worked a day job, and I didn’t stake anything. I didn’t quit my day job. I didn’t have any hopes at all. I just did the thing that I believed in, and I waited a long time.’
John Darnielle
We waited a long time to get married. He came with his baggage. I had mine. While we sorted our issues we got a chance to know one another better.
Neelam Kothari
There’s nothing undignified about lying about all day and being waited on by servants, sipping bloody champagne.
Jeffrey Bernard
I waited with a beeper for a year and 10 months to get that gift.
Shelley Fabares
I essentially grew up listening to Radio 1, the chart show in particular. It was a routine, as for many young people. Every Sunday, I waited patiently to be told who was on top.
Jameela Jamil
I moved to New York and couldn't get a job as an actor.

I moved to New York and couldn’t get a job as an actor. And waited tables for so long.
Casey Nicholaw
Women waited 144 years before earning suffrage. If a mature, multiparty democracy was so darn easy, everybody would have one.
Thomas P.M. Barnett
I had a good first season at Tottenham, but in the second there wasn’t a sequence of games. So when I didn’t feel happy, I waited for the season to end and then asked the president to let me go to try another challenge.
I’m one of the only actresses in Los Angeles who has never waited tables – yet – and I’m so terrible at holding trays. When we shot the ‘Vampire Diaries’ pilot, I totally spilled water all down Nina Dobrev, and she had to get her hair and make-up redone.
Kayla Ewell
Writing songs is not something I wanted to share with people for a long time. It was precious to me. I didn’t want someone to crush it. I waited until I felt strong enough to take the criticism.
Ray LaMontagne
No one warns young people to follow Adam’s example. He waited till God saw his need. Then God made Adam sleep, prepared for his mate, and brought her to him. We need more of this ‘being asleep’ in the will of God.
Jim Elliot
‘Duty’ is a refreshingly honest memoir and a moving one. Mr. Gates scrupulously identifies his flaws and mistakes: He waited too long, for example, for the military bureaucracy to fix critical supply issues like the drones needed in Iraq and took three years to replace a dysfunctional command structure in Afghanistan.
Jack Keane
I worked in a coffee shop called Buzz Cafe in Oak Park. I started when I was 14 or 15, washing dishes, and then I became a barista and sometimes waited tables. It was an artsy scene.
Cecily Strong
The difference between keeping things clean and keeping kids clean was that things just sat still and waited for the dirt to collect. We kids were carriers. We ran a pickup and delivery service.
Sam Levenson
I had to have a complete liver transplant. I waited with a beeper for a year and 10 months to get that gift.
Shelley Fabares
I waited a long time to get a break with Indrajit’s Huduga Hudugi.’
Pranitha Subhash
The Europeans waited so long that they are impacting people who depend on their pensions. We are still early enough to fix it for the next generation. A few states have started scaling back their programs, while others have come hat in hand for billion-dollar federal bailouts.
Tim Griffin
I was never officially signed with Akon, but it was a shopping deal. That was around the time he was going through some problems with his label at Interscope. I waited, but when a deal didn’t happen, I just went out on my own.
French Montana
As a person with terrible handwriting, I love the computer. I’ve waited all my life for the computer.
Janet Fitch
I made some salt and pepper shakers a while back and waited three years for them to come.
Marc Newson
Our first No. 1 was ‘Why’ and we waited two years to have another one. It felt like forever, and now I feel like I’m celebrating one every few months, which I love.
Jason Aldean
We have to be willing to engage ISIS militarily, economically, and even on the Internet without delay. For instance, I think we waited too long to engage al-Qaida and the Taliban in Pakistan. And we should not make a similar mistake with ISIS elements throughout the world.
Jason Kander
If you wait until those weapons pose a direct, clear, present danger to the United States, you’ve probably waited too long.
John Sununu
I’ve waited so long to get to this point, and I’m so happy to be making my first album. I want to be a performer and an entertainer.
Fleur East
Last, in restaurants you spend a lot of time dealing with people who are very unhappy. Soup has been spilled on their laps, they’ve waited 10 minutes to get their check so they can leave, and you learn how to listen, I think, in a much more proactive way than government does.
John Hickenlooper