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The 10 Best Procrastination Quotes

procrastination cartoon of writer messy deskprocrastination thief of timeIn my writing classes, I presented a handout on  creating writing goals and I assigned a report for the next time we would meet again.

Most of the members in the morning class met at least 50% of their goals. The afternoon class members tried but didn’t meet what they had intended.


We talked about the advantage of writing every day. The main point is not the result of typed pages, it’s forming the writing habit by writing every day. They agreed and were inspired to set a time, even if it is 15 minutes.


Today, I happened upon a website post about procrastination: http://5writers5novels5months.com/2015/10/06/procrastination-redux/


Silk Questo said a blog on Psychology Today stated October 6th is Fight Procrastination Day. My handout and class discussion was timely and I didn’t know it until now.


Questo’s most popular post written on September 30, 2014  titled “Wasting Away in Mananville” to date has drawn 5,847 comments. Since people are “still procrastinating on their books by spending time commenting and chatting with each other on this thread. I created a time-sucking monster.

But that’s procrastination for you. It’s a zombie. Persistent and unkillable.”


Quotes on procrastination are plentiful but on Questo’s post, the top ten are the “courtesy of International Business Times, is a curated list of the “10 Best Procrastination Quotes” celebrating procrastination, published on the occasion of Fight Procrastination Day.

“Procrastination isn’t the problem, it’s the solution. So procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” — Ellen DeGeneres


“I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do the day after.”  — Oscar Wilde


“If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.” — Rita Mae Brown


“I’m a big believer in putting things off. In fact, I even put off procrastinating.”  — Ella Varner


“The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.”  — Stephen King


“Nothing says work efficiency like panic mode.”  — Don Roff


“If you ask me, reincarnation is just another way to procrastinate.”  — Chuck Palahniuk in “Lullaby”


“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”  — Don Marquis


“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.”  — Christopher Parker


“I think of myself as something of a connoisseur of procrastination, creative and dogged in my approach to not getting things done.”  — Susan Orlean


So, happy Fight Procrastination Day! Sorry I’m late.


procrastination papers up to ceilingDo you have a way to fight procrastination?



  1. ladywinfred says:

    I’ll leave a comment tomorrow😉

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