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Urgency Quotes

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

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No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Urgent? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

 

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
"I choose never to be a prisoner of urgency."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

We disrespect ourselves and our free-will
whenever we say that we NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

I choose never to be a prisoner of urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

Okay, so it's a matter of life and death - now are you happy?
Urgency is never a path to joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NECESSITY and URGENCY are twin poisons of our rattlesnake minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time is carnivorous.
Urgency rips the peaceful flesh from our bones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Urgency is a grim taskmaster.
Escape time, and life becomes irie.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
("Irie" is a Jamaican word for being at total peace
with your current state of being.)

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals.
Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I love children and I get along with them great.
It's just that I believe if you're going to be a parent,
there has to be something inside you that says,
'I want a family.' I don't feel that sense of urgency.
- George Clooney

You feel a sense of urgency, especially at my advanced age,
when you're staring into the grave.
- Frank McCourt

We live in an almost perfect stillness and work with incredible urgency.
- Rem Koolhaas

The same contingencies of time and space that force
a statesman or soldier to make decisions,
impel the historian, though with less urgency,
to make up his mind.
- Samuel E. Morison

What the Super Bowl did for us was give us a sense of urgency.
- George Jackson

And one of our points of continuing conversation with
our trading partners is the urgency of their taking
steps to remove barriers to their improved growth performance.
- John W. Snow

My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima
was that the question of the social responsibility
of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever.
- Wilfred Burchett

Recent warming coincides with rapid growth of human-made greenhouse gases.
The observed rapid warming gives urgency to discussions
about how to slow greenhouse gas emissions.
- James Hansen

Man could not stay there forever.
He was bound to spread to new regions,
partly because of his innate migratory tendency and
partly because of Nature's stern urgency.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
- Jim Rohn

I think what has happened, actually,
is that September 11 has given a spur,
a renewed urgency, to dialogue between the great faiths.
- George Carey

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Being willing is not enough; we must do.
- Leonardo da Vinci

My music isn't anything but me.
It has jazz in it, and rock'n'roll, and it has an urgency to it.
- Neil Young

By the time I became chairman and there was more of a feeling of urgency,
there was a willingness to accept more forceful measures
to try to deal with the inflation.
- Paul A. Volcker

In everyday life there is always manana.
There is no urgency.
- Mark Spitz

Whether the process proves to be Kyoto or something else,
let's acknowledge the urgency of global warming.
- Brian Mulroney

Political conflicts distort and disturb a people's
sense of distinction between matters of importance and matters of urgency.
What is vital is disguised by what is merely a matter of well being.
- John Grierson

That's the problem with news interviews,
you work your tail off to get prominent figures in the news on the radio,
but once they've been on, the event passes,
the urgency, the issues you talked about evaporate.
- Bob Edwards

I can finally go home and tell the constituents,
law enforcement, and leaders in Washington state that
Congress is treating the meth problem with the same
urgency and commitment that local communities have
been treating it with for years.
- Rick Larsen

And they will tell you unequivocally that if we have
a chemical or biological attack or a nuclear attack
anywhere in this country,
they are unprepared to deal with it today,
and that is of high urgency.
- Warren Rudman

I just think we want to stay healthy,
and I don't think we think about a sense of urgency.
We realize how old we are, we realize we've been playing
this game for a long time,
but you know what? We're not done yet.
- Karl Malone

There's people coming in who've never done any politics at all,
who've never been in a trade union, they've never been in a political party,
they've never done anything, but they do feel a kind of urgency.
- Susan George

So every day I'm mindful as I watch the Bush crowd
extend their sway into policies of every imaginable variety,
and over almost every square foot of earth,
that the control of the American state is a matter of urgency.
- Todd Gitlin

This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments,
to ministries of health and other ministries,
to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community
that certain actions now should be undertaken with
increased urgency and at an accelerated pace.
- Margaret Chan

The impulse of the journalist is to be novel,
yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment;
the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true,
regardless of the moment.
- Daniel Bell

Politics is the science of urgencies.
- Theodore Parker

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together.
I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
- Martin Puryear

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery,
I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln

Those who are dedicated to a life of wisdom
understand that the impulse to blame
something or someone is foolishness,
that there is nothing to be gained in blaming,
whether it be others or oneself.
- Epictetus

The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
- George Santayana

She encouraged any artistic impulse I had,
and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had.
They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister.
- Bill Griffith

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse.
It's a bum's life.
Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
- Marlon Brando

Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth,
which is law.
- Rabindranath Tagore

What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
- Ovid

While the mind is in doubt it is driven this way and
that by a slight impulse.
- Terence

Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band
coming up the street and not to have the impulse to
rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk.
- Robert Benchley

Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon
against the suicide impulse.
- Karl A. Menninger

I don't think of sex as a self-destructive impulse.
- Thom Gunn

Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea
of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition,
and it's fun to be able to deliver it.
- Richard Branson

Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
- Baltasar Gracian

Families are great murderers of the creative impulse,
particularly husbands.
- Brenda Ueland

Vision - It reaches beyond the thing that is,
into the conception of what can be.
Imagination gives you the picture.
Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.
- Robert Collier

The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience.
Now it surged up again and I hungered for books,
new ways of looking and seeing.
- Richard Wright

Having started out in theatre, I feel an impulse to do it as much as I can.
- Cillian Murphy

My mum says, 'Go with your first instinct,'
but this can lead to impulse buying!
- Lindsay Lohan

Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
- Charles Henry Parkhurst

If you have an impulse, not if you're going to ruin someone elses' scene,
if you have an impulse of a funny little add-on or
taking something in a weird direction,
try it.
- Rachel Dratch

Where one person shapes their life by precept and example,
there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances.
- James Russell Lowell

If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent,
stay it with guidance and instruction.
- Xun Zi

The impulse to cruelty is, in many people,
almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love -
almost as violent and much more mischievous.
- Aldous Huxley


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