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I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
Dreams don't have deadlines. I'm thinking of doing bigger and better things and having more fun with it.
LL Cool J
There are always deadlines I have to meet. I don't let myself get too close to the deadlines, so it's not like I'm just sweating bullets or anything if the clock is ticking. I never let myself get in that situation.
I'm quite good at multitasking, but I have to do things immediately. I have a book where I write things down: major topics, deadlines, things like that. Every few months, I start a new book.
Deadlines are meant to be broken. And I just keep breaking them.
We need to distinguish between stress and stimulation. Having deadlines, setting goals, and pushing yourself to perform at capacity are stimulating. Stress is when you're anxious, upset, or frustrated, which dramatically reduce your ability to perform.
Without deadlines and restrictions I just tend to become preoccupied with other things.
I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines, nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation.
Also, I need deadlines, just like everybody else, especially coming from magazines, newspapers, and stuff like that. I need daily or weekly deadlines to get stuff done, or I continue to do things and not go off on a year of unproductivity.
I envy people who can think, 'No, I'm not going to work today' when they have a huge pile of deadlines stacking up.
But even writing the column for the 'Telegraph,' that idea of working to deadlines, which as an actor that's not something you have to do in the same way. It's excited me into wanting to do a bit more.
I don't believe in deadlines, I don't believe in telling the enemy when we're going to withdraw.
There are thousands of grant programs and every program has different requirements and deadlines.
There is no doubt that directing television has helped hone my directing skills. What television teaches you is to be efficient and to think on your feet. You have to adhere to strict deadlines and budget constraints.
I wish I could set deadlines for the Congress, but that's just not the way the Constitution is written.
Robert M. Gates
The lifestyle that an artist can have, the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines, was a very attractive one.
To be honest with you, I'd rather not be working. When you work, there are all sorts of deadlines and pressures. I like to do one thing and take my time to do the other one.
Benicio Del Toro
A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines.
Publishing is, by its nature, about deadlines, and deadlines are toxic.
The deadlines are much, much longer with books. When I was a reporter, a lot of times I'd come in at 8:30 a.m., get an assignment right away, interview somebody, turn the story in by 9:30, and have the finished story in the paper that landed on my desk by noon.
One, I push my deadlines closer than anybody else, or let's say it this way: I'm really late.
Publishers give you deadlines for those last phases of production that are perfectly comfortable for them. So, to whatever extent I can, I like to push those to give me a little more time, and make it so that they're as uncomfortable as I am.
To be perfectly honest the old habits, specifically deadlines, still very much inform what I do. I am brutally disciplined about getting manuscripts in on time.
You put deadlines on people you really don't want, because that's how you feel about them.
Television moves fast, and you don't have the indulgences you have when you're shooting movies of so many takes because there are tight deadlines.
There is a curious relationship between a candidate and the reporters who cover him. It can be affected by small things like a competent press staff, enough seats, sandwiches and briefings and the ability to understand deadlines.
Writing itself is a dream. There are days of self doubt and deadlines and wondering how you're going to pay the bills until you write that bestseller. But it's still the best job I've ever had. I've also been able to help a lot of people and even inspire a few and that feels great.
There's a big difference between helping someone else achieve their vision and keeping track of your own vision, and there's so much to get done that it's very easy to lose track of what you're trying to do just because of the deadlines and everything that's coming at you.
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