The Best of Procrastination Quotes – Share Yours

Procrastination is one of my biggest weaknesses; I spend a lot of time thinking of what to do and not enough time doing what I need to do. To some extent we all procrastinate, although some do so more than others. Putting things off till last minute seems to be the new culture unfortunately. When it comes to finances procrastination can end up costing you in the long run, paying your bills too late can cost you late fees, paying your credit card later will cost you interest fees, procrastinating with investments can cost you compounding and the list can go on and on. If you are reading this you probably are already procrastinating on something, but here is a compilation of my favorite 31 procrastination quotes, be sure to add yours to the end and don’t procrastinating in tweeting and digging this!


1. “I love deadlines. Especially the whooshing sound they make as they pass by.” – Douglas Adams

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

3. “Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!” – Donald Gardner

4. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today.”Wayne Dyer

5. “Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Edward Young

6. “The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.”Unknown

7. “If it weren’t for the last minute, I wouldn’t get anything done.” – Unknown

8. “I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”Jerome K. Jerome

9. ”A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

10. “Do nothing by halves which can be done by quarters.” F. R. Scott

11. “Don’t fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all.” – Mignon McLaughlin

12. “Don’t wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it.”Frank C. Bucaro

13. “Even if you’re on the right track – you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Arthur Godfrey

14. “How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time.”Fred Brooks

15. “I do my work at the same time each day – the last minute.” – Unknown

16. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”Olin Miller

17. “I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!” – Sam Levenson

18. “It’s a job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.”J. R. R. Tolkien

19. “Live, drink be, merry, love the reeling midnight through, For tomorrow ye may die, but alas we never do.” – Dorothy Parker

20. “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Mark Twain

21. “One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.” – Vincent T. Foss

22. “Procrastination is a sin of lawyers, trial judges, reporters, appellate judges, in brief, everyone connected with the machinery of criminal law.” Macklin Fleming

23. “Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.” – Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

24. “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will – tomorrow!” – Gloria Pitzer

25. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today.” – Wayne Dyer

26. “Procrastinators: Leaders of Tomorrow”Unknown

27. “Someday is not a day of the week.” – Unknown

28. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Sally Berger

29. “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” – Spanish Proverb

30. “You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate.” Unknown

31. “Procrastination isn’t the problem. It’s the solution. It’s the universe’s way of saying stop, slow down, you move too fast. ”
Ellen DeGeneres

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Do you procrastinate? What are your favorites procrastination quotes?

28 Responses to The Best of Procrastination Quotes – Share Yours

  1. By nature I am the WORST procrastinator. I have to work VERY hard to get myself to be proactive day after day. The thing that helped me the most was when I realized that the sooner I get my “To-do List” for the week done, the more free time I’d have!

    Whatever works right! 🙂

  2. I can’t think of any new ones off the top of my heads but have sure used these in my head all the time. It’s very easy to put something off for later, tomorrow, whenever out of procrastination or laziness. Sometimes you just have to kick yourself in the ass to get going.

  3. Procrastination is like Masturbation. It feels good at first but then you realize you’re just F*cking your self.

    Sorry for the vulgar words but it was really funny.

  4. WOW I just realized that the person above me did the same thing. I feel so stupid for just jumping straight into the Leave a Comment section instead of actually reading the comments.

  5. Procrastination is a lot like masturbation, it’s all fun and games until you realize you’re only screwing yourself.

    The first time I heard this was in 1999, when my son (then in high school) said it to me when he heard me saying something to his mother about doing some chore later. Since then I have heard variations of it but so far he is the original.

  6. Call me a hard worker, I wait just to make finishing in time a challenge.

    I’ll get to it someday… just let me know when it says someday on your calender, ‘cuz I don’t see it on mine.

    I would call myself one the worst procrastinators, or would I be the best, hmm… I’ll have to put that paper aside while I try to find out.

    Just some i threw together while my research paper is minimized that’s how I do lol(s) (laugh out loud silently)

  7. Procastination is putting off your SUCCESS for a later date! Would you put off breathing for tomorrow? Then do what you what can do today, today!


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