Why does anybody do anything?" Mimi asked impatiently. "Most of the time we don't know--any of us. - Madeleine L'Engle
To begin impatiently is the worst mistake a writer can make - Antony Beevor
Real patience is not the same as waiting impatiently for something for a long time. Patience is having patience with patience. - H.M. Forester
Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings. - André Gide
It is never too late with us, so long as we are aware of our faults and bear them impatiently.