Quotes about Waste

Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple. – Edward de Bono

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine. – Neil Armstrong

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. – Charles Darwin

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. – Victor Hugo

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can’t build on it it’s only good for wallowing in. – Katherine Mansfield

Architecture is the art of how to waste space. – Philip Johnson

“Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.” – William Wordsworth

Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless. – Thomas A. Edison

Insecurity is such a waste of time. – Catherine O’Hara

If you have to control people, you have to have an administrative force that does it. So in U.S. industry, even more than elsewhere, there’s layer after layer of management – a kind of economic waste, but useful for control and domination. And the same is true in universities. – Noam Chomsky

There’s no point thinking about dying, because it’s going to happen anyway, isn’t it? I don’t waste my time worrying about that. – Lemmy

Our economic system, run for profit and waste and based primarily on the extractive industries, is the cause of climate change. We have wasted the earth’s treasure and we can no longer exploit it cheaply. – Vivienne Westwood

Heckling is an act of cowardice. If you want to speak, get up in front of the microphone and speak, don’t sit in the dark hiding. It’s easy to hide and shout and waste people’s time. – Billy Connolly

A program to make municipal composting of food and yard waste mandatory and then distributing the compost free to area farmers would shrink America’s garbage heap, cut the need for irrigation and fossil-fuel fertilizers in agriculture, and improve the nutritional quality of the American diet. – Michael Pollan

Time alone is irreplaceable. Waste it not. – Douglas Southall Freeman