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Our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on what we’re waiting for. – Charles Stanley

You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for. – Craig Bruce

Sometimes waiting is the hardest thing of all. ―Luanne Rice

Our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on the object we’re waiting for. ~ Charles Stanley

When that day comes, we’ll be waiting. Waiting for Charlie St. Cloud to come home to us. Until then we offer these parting words… May he live in peace.

Waiting Quotes

The fact that we wait for something is evidence that in some way we already possess it.

If pain must come, may it come quickly? Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now? Then I will either wait for him or forget him.

Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, and risking everything for. – Erica Jong

Don’t wait for your ship to come in – swim out to it. – Jerry Smith

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life ―Oscar Wilde

We’re like so many puppets hung on the wall, waiting for someone to come and move us or make us talk.

Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.

It’s hard being left behind. (…) It’s hard to be the one who stays.

Real love trusts, mature love understands, and true love waits. – Analiza Garcia

Spread your wings – today. Why wait? – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day. ―Paulo Coelho

Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.~ Leo Tolstoy

There are two kinds of people in one’s life: people whom one keeps waiting, and people for whom one waits.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

If I die, I will wait for you, do you understand? No matter how long. I will watch from beyond to make sure you live every year you have to its fullest, and then we’ll have so much to talk about when I see you again… (Bones)

The most inefficient and self-harming thing a person can do is go out looking for love. Let it find you when the time is right and you’re out doing what you love to do. Only then will you find it in its truest form. – A.J. Darkholme

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.– Abraham Lincoln

I have enough patience to wait for the fulfillment of my wishes. ―Lailah Gifty Akita

Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. ~ Joyce Meyer

Waiting is such a pervasive phenomenon in social life that it can be seen and indeed has been seen, as almost synonymous with social being. Pascal sees the very small moments in which we are waiting for this or that as an indication that our life is worth living. Waiting indicates that we are engaged in, and have expectations from, life; that we are on the lookout for what life is going to throw our way.

Jon warned me that sometimes this took great patience—even years.’But in the end,’ he said, ‘people will show you their good side. Almost everybody has a good side. Just keep waiting. It will come out.

Too long for you has been my biggest bliss.

Waiting is not wasting. It is a strategy for champing for greater things. – Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love. —Princess Diana

The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes. ~ Charles Spurgeon

I had tended to view waiting as mere passivity. When I looked it up in my dictionary, however, I found that the words passive and passion come from the same Latin root, pati, which means to endure. Waiting is thus both passive and passionate. It’s a vibrant, contemplative work. It means descending into self, into God, into the deeper labyrinths of prayer. It involves listening to disinherited voices within, facing the wounded holes in the soul, the denied and undiscovered, the places one lives falsely. It means struggling with the vision of who we really are in God and molding the courage to live that vision.

I will wait for you because honestly, I don’t want anyone else.

It was lovely to realize that while the fat farmer was sitting up there on the hill waiting for them to starve, he was also giving them their dinner without knowing it.

She crept back into the silent house, past the closed bedroom door inside which the other mother and the other father […] what? she wondered. Slept? Waited?

I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, of knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.

Waiting is not always a bad thing; it can bring its own joy -the thrill of anticipation. – David Jeremiah

Trust the almighty. He’ll open up the right door at the right time ―Sophieya

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.~ Carl Sagan

The wait is long, my dream of you does not end.

Nate had been spying on the candy shop for almost thirty minutes. His hour had to be waning. If he was going to risk a direct assault on the shop, he knew it was now or never.

There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison

You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, and what’s written in the stars. – Anais Nin

You are not just waiting in vain. There is a purpose behind every delay. – Mandy Hale

Don’t rush into love. You’ll find the person meant for you when you least expect it.―FranzieGubatina

The greatest art is to sit, wait, and let it come. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi

Misfortune always comes to those who wait. The trick is to find happiness in the brief gaps between disasters.

He didn’t say for sure he’d come.

And through all that waiting, here I am. My life is passing, day by day, and I am waiting for it to start. I am waiting for that time, that person, that event when my life will finally begin.

Don’t fall in love with someone who says the right things. Fall in love with someone who does the right things.

Waiting is not mere empty hoping. It has the inner certainty of reaching the goal. – I Ching

Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one. ―John Keats

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. ~ Morris West

When our waiting is intentional, when it signifies surrender to a better plan, a better timeline, and a higher calling, then we are waiting with purpose.

And if he doesn’t come?

John Lennon once said Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. For me, life is what was happening while I was busy waiting for my big moment. I was ready for it and believed that the rest of my life would fade into the background and that my big moment would carry me through life like a lifeboat.

One day, someone will walk into your life and make you see why it never worked out with anyone else.

And sure enough, even waiting will end…if you can just wait long enough. – William Faulkner

Waiting is the rust of the soul. ―Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering. ~ Paulo Coelho

Now we play the waiting game. [long pause] Ah, the waiting game sucks. Let’s play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

The Big Moment, unfortunately, is an urban myth. Some people have them, in a sense, when they win the Heisman or become the next American Idol. But even that football player or that singer is living a life made up of more than that one moment. Life is a collection of a million, billion moments, tiny little moments and choices, like a handful of luminous, glowing pearls. It takes so much time, and so much work and those beads and moments are so small, and so much less fabulous and dramatic than the movies.

Love isn’t finding someone to live with. It’s finding someone you can’t live without.

Most of us are waiting. We’re waiting for something interesting to happen. And I think we’re going to wait forever if we don’t do something more interesting with our lives.– Donald Miller

There is no great achievement that is not the result of patients working and waiting. ―J. G. Holland

Waiting time is not wasting time. Waiting patiently in expectation is the foundation of the spiritual life.~ Henri Nouwen

And then the day after tomorrow.

But this is what I’m finding, in glimpses and flashes: this is it. This is it, in the best possible way. That thing I’m waiting for, that adventure, that move-score-worthy experience unfolding gracefully. This is it. Normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, in our houses and apartments, in our beds and at our dinner tables, in our dreams and prayers and fights and secrets – this pedestrian life is the most precious thing any of us will ever experience.

I wasn’t expecting you. I didn’t think that we would end up together. The single most extraordinary thing I’ve ever done with my life is fall in love with you. I’ve never been seen so completely, loved so passionately, and protected so fiercely.– Beth Pearson

Don’t wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations. – Charles Richter

How much of human life is lost in waiting.―Ralph Waldo Emerson

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful.

Love is not about how long I can wait for someone, but about how well I understand why I am waiting.

If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd. – Edward de Bono

We all have many great loves but to find a soul mate, is the ultimate conquest.―Marni S. Feldman

Dreaming is happiness. Waiting is life. ~ Victor Hugo

We wait. We are bored. No, don’t protest, we are bored to death, there’s no denying it. Good. A diversion comes along and what do we do? We let it go to waste. …In an instant, all will vanish and we’ll be alone once more, in the midst of nothingness.

Men trust God by risking rejection. Women trust God by waiting.
― Carolyn McCulley

Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, and always will. – Elaine Davis

There is no great achievement that is not the result of patients working and waiting.
Good things come to those who wait, Better things come to those who try.―Nishan Panwar

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well. If it is worth having, it is worth waiting for. If it is worth attaining, it is worth fighting for. If it is worth experiencing, it is worth putting aside time for.~ Oscar

Why are we here, that is the question. And we are blessed in this, that we happen to know the answer. Yes, in this immense confusion one thing alone is clear. We are waiting for Godot to come…We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment.

Heaven grants us patience with a man in love. – Rudyard Kipling

Then I thought, boy, isn’t that just typical? You wait and wait and wait for something, and then when it happens, you feel sad.

All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for. – Woodrow T. Wilson

Some wishes are only there to teach us how to wait.―Mandy Hale

All good things come to those who wait. ~ Paullina Simons

We’re waiting for Godot.

For a long time, she held a special place in my heart. I kept this special place just for her, like a Reserved sign on a quiet corner table in a restaurant. Despite the fact that I was sure I’d never see her again.

How many more days will you wait for that clink – that you’ll cross her mind and she’ll finally see? – Karl Kristian Flores

Whatever we are waiting for — peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance — it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

All things come to him who waits- provided he knows what he is waiting for. ―Woodrow Wilson

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