We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness: it is always urgent, ‘here and now,’ without any postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank. - José Ortega y Gasset
I was the solitary plovera pencil for a wing-boneFrom the secret notesI must tiltupon the pressureexecute and adjust In us sea-air rhythm"We live by the urgent waveof the verse - Lorine Niedecker
Fiction is an urgent business. It is the Dying Us telling stories to the Dying Us, trying to crack the nonsense in our heads open with a big hammer pronto, before Death arrives. - George Saunders
The day is short, the labor vast, the toilers idle, the reward great, and the Master urgent. - Tarphon
When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. - Albert Einstein
Life is so urgent it necessitates living slow. - Ann Voskamp
Most people will be a great success if they focus on doing what is important and not what is urgent or pleasant. - Debasish Mridha
Concentrate on what is important, not what is urgent. - Debasish Mridha
I write, as far as I can tell, because writing is a black sheep sibling of prayer, an urgent struggle against a bad connection, intent, hopeful, innocent, never quite good enough. - Kirk Wilson
I want my list of works to be lean and mean and everything was urgent and had to be done. Nothing to play the market. My family’s had to suffer for that, that I haven’t done commercial jobs just to bring home the bacon. - Josh Alan Friedman
Giving is a necessity sometimes... more urgent, indeed, than having. - Margaret Lee Runbeck
It's a very old idea that patience leads to skills, of course - but it seems urgent now that we go further than this and think about patience itself as the skill to be learned. - Jennifer L. Roberts
As a leader, 1st, work on yourself- increase your self-awareness. There shouldn't be any other urgent agenda than this. Get enlightened! Know very well who you're including your strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots! - Assegid Habtewold
Despite every advancement, language remains the defining nexus of our humanity; it is where our knowledge and hope lie. It is the precondition of human tenderness, mightier than the sword but also infinitely more subtle and ultimately more urgent. - Andrew Solomon
Because, as we all know, it’s easier to do trivial things that are urgent than it is to do important things that are not urgent, like thinking. And it’s also easier to do little things we know we can do than to start on big things that we’re not so sure about. - John Cleese
If people respect your age and not your personality, then it's time for you to do some urgent introspection. - Amit Kalantri
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others? - Martin Luther King Jr.
In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer. - Mark Twain
Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? - Martin Luther King Jr.
Shy and unready men are great betrayers of secrets; for there are few wants more urgent for the moment than the want of something to say. - Sir Henry Taylor
The urgent question; have you live a fuller life? - Lailah Gifty Akita
Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can do is take a complete rest. - Unknown
There has never been a more urgent time than now for you to seek to maximize your potential for achieving greater balance in your life. - Germany Kent
Learn to let urgency go. Nothing is urgent. Stress is the product of uncertainty and urgency of life. - Debasish Mridha
Imagine a world without Darwin. Imagine a world in which Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace had not transformed our understanding of living things. What... would become baffling and puzzling..., in urgent need of explanation? The answer is: practically everything about living things....
Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a special principle as it is a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to our country's most urgent needs. - Maximilien Robespierre
Always focus on what is important—not what is urgent. - Debasish Mridha
Are you educated in the art of medicine? Yeah, the art of Walgreens and Urgent Care. A bit, I hedged. - Lisa T Bergren