Top 100 Deadline Quotes

#1. 'Deadline' is the story of a young man forced to discover who he is, and what's important in life, during the short span of his senior year in high school.

Chris Crutcher

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#2. With the movies, people are not going to wait around. The deadline is a deadline. In publishing it's more a polite suggestion.

David Benioff

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#3. At some point, I would like to write a book and other things, but I work best when there is some sort of deadline in my own mind, but not when fifty people or fifty million people are breathing down the back of my neck.

Alanis Morissette

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#4. I am a world expert on how to organise tasks in a senseless order, totally unrelated to priority, and thus create a massive panic leading up to an important deadline.

Lucy Hawking

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#5. I sit in places like Costa Coffee in Banstead and write rubbish. I need a deadline. I think about the 44 tour dates and keep imagining standing in front of all these people. Then every day I write 15 jokes minimum.

Tim Vine

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#6. I liked the way they treated the first, second, and third place finishers equally. It was an amazing year. I only entered two song contests this year; I won one and placed second in the other. And I entered each of them a day or two before the deadline.

Arthur Godfrey

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#7. I go to Buzzfeed and 'Huff Po,' IMDB, 'Deadline.' And then I just Google myself, like 'Aasif Mandvi in a hat,' and see what comes up.

Aasif Mandvi

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#8. A goal without a deadline is just a dream.

Robert Herjavec

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#9. It was always a pleasure to write. I can never think of a time when I just hacked something out to fulfil a contract or meet a deadline. I might have hacked things out, but it was always stuff I loved.

Stephen King

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#10. All experience has taught us that solving a complex problem uncovers hidden assumptions and ever more knowledge, trade-offs that we didn't anticipate but which can make the difference between meeting a deadline and going into research mode for a year, etc.

Erik Naggum

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#11. One of these days, I won't have a painful deadline! That's a lie, I probably always will.

Amy Daws

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#12. I'm one of those people who is actually inspired by a deadline. I might not sleep for many days on end, it may not be good for my health, but it definitely helps.

Carter Burwell

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#13. The only deadline is the one I give myself.

Mark Thomas

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#14. The value of a story like 'Deadline' is kids get to look at death at the perfect distance. They can put the book down. They can experience the story, rub up against it, but it's not real life.

Chris Crutcher

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#15. The Republicans are calling the Democrats' plan to have a deadline for US troop withdrawal from Iraq an 'admission of failure', as opposed to the Republican plan which is 'failure without admission'.

Jon Stewart

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#16. The tighter a deadline is, the more I'm inclined to be perverse and rebellious - I'll start thinking about another, different project, until it becomes the most fantastic thing which I must start immediately.

Errollyn Wallen

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#17. Having small children and being an investigative reporter would seem like a difficult mix, but it worked well for me. I was often working on my own enterprise stories, which were not as deadline sensitive.

Jill Abramson

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#18. There are a lot of problems in the world, a lot of tragic things that have to be addressed, economic, medical, political, all kinds of things, but, to my way of thinking, they pale in comparison to the overall problem of the environmental deadline.

Dean Stockwell

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#19. I've never said that troops should be withdrawn. What I've said is, is that we've got to make sure that we secure and execute the rebuilding and reconstruction process effectively and properly, and I don't think we should have an artificial deadline when to do that.

Barack Obama

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#20. I write pretty much year-round, but I definitely do more when a deadline is looming.

Jason Isbell

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#21. Remember, no developer has ever died from not meeting a deadline.

Moshfegh Hamedani

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#22. This action step should be personal (involving you), practical (something you can do), and provable (with a deadline to do it).

Rick Warren

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#23. President Obama decided to prematurely withdraw from Iraq for no other reason than politics. The artificial deadline for withdrawal was not determined for strategic goals but rather for a political one - his reelection timetable.

Michael Ramirez

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#24. Because of the nature of monthly comics and deadline, I pretty much have to work on whatever's on fire, I'm afraid.

Kelly Sue DeConnick

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#25. Peace is not a matter of prizes or trophies. It is not the product of a victory or command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement.

Oscar Arias

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#26. Obviously the great thing about this job is the complete freedom of the schedule. So long as I meet the deadline, they don't care when I work or how I work.

Bill Watterson

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#27. A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.

Rita Mae Brown

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#28. I rewrite a great deal. I'm always fiddling, always changing something. I'll write a few words - then I'll change them. I add. I subtract. I work and fiddle and keep working and fiddling, and I only stop at the deadline.

Ellen Goodman

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#29. When life tends to get too complex, too fast, too cluttered, too deadline oriented, or too type A for you, stop and remember your own spirit. You're headed for inspiration, a simple, peaceful place where you're in harmony with the perfect timing of all creation.

Wayne Dyer

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#30. With a television series, there's a hard deadline, and so you have to write even when you're not writing well.

Aaron Sorkin

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#31. Assad's failure to meet deadline on destroying chemical weapons is just the latest example of Obama's failed Syria policy.

Ziad K. Abdelnour

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#32. The image of the reporter as a nicotine-stained Quixote, slugging back Scotch while skewering city hall with an expose ripped out of a typewriter on the crack of deadline, persists despite munificent evidence to the contrary.

Paul Gray

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#33. I've really been sick with this cold, but I think I might have kept the columns going anyhow except I was just so low in spirit, I didn't have the will to struggle against them when my deadline was so close and I felt so lousy.

Ernie Pyle

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#34. There is also a schedule to fashion - the deadline is always set. So maybe the fashion business is a good business for me in that way because I'm basically lazy, man.

Yohji Yamamoto

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#35. 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

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#36. Like most people I can be lazy, so it's nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I'm outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer.

Viggo Mortensen

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#37. The only time I ever iron the sheets or make meringues is when there is an ... urgent deadline in the offing.

Angela Carter

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#38. To have a successful writing career, you must be willing to sacrifice a great deal. The book, the deadline come first before anything else. Writing is not a job; it is a lifestyle, and it is a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows. You need self-confidence and an iron carapace.

Virginia Henley

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#39. Here Lies Julius Schwartz. He met his last deadline.

Julius Schwartz

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#40. The pathology of setting a deadline to the earliest articulable date essentially guarantees that the schedule will be missed.

Tom DeMarco

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#41. Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.

Karl Kraus

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#42. Everyone needs deadlines. Even the beavers. They loaf around all summer, but when they are faced with the winter deadline, they work like fury. If we didn't have deadlines, we'd stagnate.

Walt Disney Company

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#43. Engrave this Quote The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.

Nolan Bushnell

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#44. The reason that deadline actually can work very well for you is what it forces you to do is make decisions.

David Allen

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#45. Housework is the most productive procrastination close to a deadline.

Grant McLachlan

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#46. A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.

Harvey MacKay

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#47. I've been deadline-driven for my whole grown-up life, and that hasn't gone away. It is nice to be able to reflect about the big picture, about what kind of stories you want to tell, and how to take advantage of success.

Matt Groening

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#48. I really think more fledgling novelists - and many current and even established novelists - should get out into the real world and cover local politics, sports, culture, and crime and write it up on deadline.

C.J. Box

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#49. It was a national disgrace to lose the ERA, but of course we will start, and have done so, all over again ... There is no deadline for equality in our society.

Marguerite Rawalt

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#50. I could not do what I do, and teach a class, and never miss a deadline, never be late for anything if I was a lush, OK? I would really love to read a piece that said, 'He is not a lush.' That would be fabulous, it would be a first, I could show it to people and say, 'Look!'

Christopher Hitchens

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#51. A goal is a dream with a deadline." ~ Napoleon Hill

Happy Living Books

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#52. We always give our best when our back is against the wall. We will write a superlative essay when pushing hard against a deadline, make the most innovative presentation when our job is in jeopardy, and study the hardest when the exam is the next day.

Twinkle Khanna

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#53. I think every artist needs a rule that's stupid but that helps him, like a deadline would.

Thomas Mars

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#54. I would never finish a painting if I didn't have a deadline.

Peter Doig

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#55. I never work until I have a deadline. You have to fit so much in a given day that you just don't get serious until you know when the deadline is.

William Monahan

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#56. My message to the serious programmer is this: spend a part of your working day examining and refining your own methods. Even though programmers are always struggling to meet some future or past deadline, methodological abstraction is a wise long term investment.

Robert W. Floyd

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#57. I have discovered the magic trick to increasing my daily word count and productivity. It's called a deadline.

A.D. Starrling

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#58. All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You've said that you will commit to this part, and I just can't live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can.

Christian Bale

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#59. Never use the passive voice. Do not say, 'It will get done.' Say, 'I'll do it,' and then stick to a solid, unwavering deadline

Gina Barreca

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#60. For truth there is no deadline.

Heywood Broun

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#61. Writing a list of your goals with a deadline is vastly important. For how does a captain know where to go without an outlined map?

Justin Perry

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#62. The fantasy of doing a task perfectly is common with procrastinators; they set the bar for success very high. Then they are afraid to approach it. As the deadline approaches, they must set the bar lower.

John Perry

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#63. Nothing focuses attention like a real deadline. If you are in a field where life and death, or having a job or not having a job, depends on not missing deadlines, you need to learn to manipulate yourself to meet them; often a good way of doing this is teaming up with non-procrastinators.

John Perry

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#64. For the truth there is no deadline.

Heywood Broun

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#65. Give yourself a deadline. Amazingly, many people work better under pressure. They are quickly moved to action when they know that they have a clock to beat!

Kevin J. Donaldson

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#66. I read somewhere that a man should tell the story of his life at the age of forty, and this deadline is fast approaching as I write these lines, only a few short weeks remain before this ominous birthday arrives.

Juan Gabriel Vasquez

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#67. In the beginning, we had a great deal of freedom, and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination - very, very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of, because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on we were restricted.

Joe Shuster

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#68. President Obama has continually put off the deadline for implementation of Obamacare thanks to hang-ups in the system.

Ben Shapiro

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#69. I never expect appreciation. I always set a deadline for the things I have to do to be a successful person, when I complete them, I give myself a piece of candy, a glass of tea and some free time to enjoy- that is how I honor my hardworking and appreciate my struggles.

M.F. Moonzajer

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#70. The natural urge when running a distance is to push harder and finish sooner - to race against time. Every second behind a deadline is a little defeat.

Joe Henderson

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#71. If I'm right in the middle of a deadline, I'm up really early.

Marilu Henner

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#72. I have a deadline. I'm glad. I think that will help me get it done.

Michael Chabon

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#73. I was in a weight-cutting sport, in judo, so I had to be a certain weight on a deadline. It kind of pushed me into having a really unhealthy relationship with food in my teens. I felt like if I wasn't exactly on weight, I wasn't good-looking.

Ronda Rousey

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#74. There's nothing an artist needs more - even more than excellent tools and stamina - than a deadline.

Adriana Trigiani

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#75. The night before a deadline, I usually am in desperate need of a back rub. And new wrists. And candy. And little mice to secretly finish the job while I am sleeping.

Christy Hall

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#76. True enough, nature has endowed me with a fair measure of patience and composure, yet I should be lying if I told you that, having seen the reporter off on his way to make his deadline, I fell peacefully asleep.

Leon Jouhaux

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#77. But i am content to live in the moment, and allow myself the daily pleasure of obsessing. nothing lasts forever, i tell myself. especially the good stuff. although typically you aren't faced with a hard deadline

Emily Giffin

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#78. Don't write when you're angry and under deadline, with time to test it only on friends who know what you mean, not on strangers who don't.

Gloria Steinem

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#79. A perfect method of adding drama to life is to wait until the deadline looms large.

Alyce Cornyn-Selby

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#80. Historically, the 'deadline' was the line around a prison beyond which prisoners were eligible for shooting. In keeping with shifts in the exercise of control, what one was delineated spatially over life is now enforced temporarily over labor.


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#81. In short, you can't let the deadline define the mission. The mission has to define the duration.

Richard Holbrooke

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#82. Jerry often says that Slam Bradley was really the forerunner of Superman, because we turned it out with no restrictions, complete freedom to do what we wanted; the only problem was that we had a deadline.

Joe Shuster

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#83. I work best after the deadline has passed, when I'm in a panic.

Tony Kushner

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#84. I only feel the pressure when we are coming up against a deadline and it's like, actually no we really have to nail this in a week!

Karen Walker

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#85. Everybody in the real world will agree - the moment a project is behind deadline, quality assurance tends to go out the window.

Alan Cox

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#86. Prof. Gerd Gleixner said " Lailah recommend that you work every morning on the dissertation in order to meet the deadline. There are only 4 weeks .

Lailah Gifty Akita

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#87. You wonder why your government's completely broken? We lurch from deadline to deadline, and it's on purpose really. We do deadline to deadline because ... 'we've got to go. It's spring break, we're going to be late for spring break, and we've got to go, so we've got to finish this up before we go.'

Rand Paul

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#88. Provide guidance, samples, and a deadline. Include a brief description of your product and perhaps a sample. Then offer to send them the entire product. Tell them the kind of endorsement you are looking for. The more specific, the better. I

Michael Hyatt

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#89. Inspiration is for amateurs. professionals work everyday. Personally the best inspiration is a deadline.

Chuck Close

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#90. A dream with a deadline is a goal.

Jay Samit

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#91. A deadline is, simply put, optimism in its most kick-ass form. It's a potent force that, when wielded with respect, will level any obstacle in its path. This is especially true when it comes to creative pursuits.

Chris Baty

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#92. Inconsiderate to the last, Josef Stalin, a man who never had to meet a deadline, had the bad taste to die in installments.

A.J. Liebling

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#93. Going off the grid is always good for me. It's the way that I've started books and finished books and gotten myself out of deadline dooms and things.

Neil Gaiman

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#94. I always stressed that I didn't have coaching experience, but that I did have a deadline: June 9.

Jurgen Klinsmann

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#95. Time was as fluid as a river. Waiting for something exciting made time crawl on its knees, and working on deadline made time sprint.

Karen McQuestion

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#96. Editors keep pushing
deadline strain while people sleep
on benches and subway grates;
a welter weight boxer dances
on the platform at 125th Street
station, commuters look unfazed...

Kristen Henderson

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#97. The hardest part of writing is the first draft, and the closer you get to your deadline, the messier your workspace becomes - but that's the same with any creative outlet.

Tess Gerritsen

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#98. no such thing as evolving too slowly or too quickly. evolve at your own pace. soul searching has no deadline.

Melissa Tripp

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#99. Like all writers, my greatest inspiration, my ultimate muse, is a deadline.

Dave Barry

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#100. On tour, it's hard to do much writing, but if I'm on a deadline, I find a way.

Davy Rothbart

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