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 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 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.
Publishing is, by its nature, about deadlines, and deadlines are toxic.
I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines, nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation.
Personally I find that deadlines are the best inspiration.
Typically creative people are usually not clock-slaves or list-makers, so the idea of enforcing goals and deadlines can be somewhat daunting.
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.
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.
Nothing shatters the relationship between you and your boss like you failing to meet expectations, deadlines, and goals.
Television is all about deadlines.
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?’
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.
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.