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Deadlines Quotes

We’ve collected the best Deadlines Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Douglas Adams, Serj Tankian, Katharine Graham, Volodymyr Zelensky, Grant Morrison. Use them as an inspiration.

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
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.
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.
I am a person who works to deadlines.
I’m lucky to have a job doing something I really love to do, and I’m happy to accept the pressures of relentless deadlines or reader expectations as necessary evils. It’s probably not as stressful as mining coal or leading men into battle.
Grant Morrison
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
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.
Deadlines are great for customers because having one means they get a product, not just a promise that someday they’ll get a product.
We were kind of arrogant when we started and became really humbled as we were doing architecture. It’s really hard to work with budgets and deadlines and all of these collaborators and all of these voices and special interests.
I enjoy what I do. The only burden is the deadlines. Plus, composing background scores is a thankless job; it is not perceived as a significant thing.
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.
Publishing is, by its nature, about deadlines, and deadlines are toxic.
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
We like to bully deadlines. Pick on them; make fun of them; even spit on them sometimes. But what a terrible thing to do. Deadlines are actually our best friends.
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.
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.
A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don’t allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines.
Bill F. Walsh
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.
I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines, nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation.
I may not want to write every day, but I have no choice – there are deadlines to meet.
Writing can be a very solitary profession, and when deadlines are looming, it’s tempting to glue myself to my desk, but I try to make sure I get out a few times a month with friends just so I don’t forget what it means to be social.
Becca Fitzpatrick
There are always deadlines I have to meet. I don’t let myself get too close to the deadlines, so it’s not like I’m just sweating bullets or anything if the clock is ticking. I never let myself get in that situation.
Personally I find that deadlines are the best inspiration.
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.
Typically creative people are usually not clock-slaves or list-makers, so the idea of enforcing goals and deadlines can be somewhat daunting.
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.
The thing that would most improve my life is 27 hours in a day. I could meet all my deadlines.
I’m not organised, and I don’t cope well with deadlines, structure and routine. I’m chaotic. Always have been.
I will fight ‘GGG,’ and I will beat ‘GGG,’ but I will not be forced into the ring by artificial deadlines.
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.
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.
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.’
Deadlines aren’t bad. They help you organize your time. They help you set priorities. They make you get going when you might not feel like it.
I wish I could set deadlines for the Congress, but that’s just not the way the Constitution is written.
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.
We all need a big cushiony telly show to fall back on. Like the pair of slippers after you unexpectedly went Christmas shopping in your work shoes. Like the cup of tea when your deadlines are making you cry. Like the hug off someone who matters when it’s cold and you wanted to look nice, not warm.
I hate writing. I almost never write. I write against deadlines. And when I’m teaching, I’m focused on that.
Film work can be anything from just really hard and stressful and you’re subjected to really weird deadlines to really draconian and weird and disconnected. You’re working in service of the thing, and that can be really amazing for everyone involved, or be kind of just a waste of time.
I’m very good at setting goals and deadlines for myself, so I don’t really need that from outside.
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.
Nothing shatters the relationship between you and your boss like you failing to meet expectations, deadlines, and goals.
Television is all about deadlines.
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.
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.
Political cartoonists get hung up on daily deadlines and the front page. The worst thing you can do is open up the newspaper and ask, ‘What’s funny about this?’
Jeff MacNelly
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.
Journalists immediately think of me as a resource for a quote or comment because they know that I will be available to offer fresh insight and meet their deadlines.
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.
You put deadlines on people you really don’t want, because that’s how you feel about them.
Al Leiter
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
Frank Zappa
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 crave deadlines. If I don’t have a deadline, I become a total slacker, which is why I always have so much on my plate.
Lori Wilde
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.
One of the things people think about me is that I don’t do deadlines. But if you look at all the books I’ve ever done, they’re all sequential every month. There might have been glitches along the way. But almost all of my books appeared sequentially.
I envy people who can think, ‘No, I’m not going to work today‘ when they have a huge pile of deadlines stacking up.