The Great Gatsby 1974 - Thomas Hauser - Martin Amis - John Milton - Samuel Beckett & Waiting For Godot TV - The Magnificent Seven 1960 - Louis XIV - Geoffrey Chaucer - Franz Kafka - Carl Sagan - Psalms 40:1 - R C Sherriff - Confessions of a Junior Doctor TV - Killing Eve TV -
Him: Why didn’t you wait for me?
Her: Because rich girls don’t marry poor boys, Jay Gatsby. The Great Gatsby 1974 starring & Robert Redford & Mia Farrow & Bruce Dern & Sam Waterston & Karen Black & Scott Wilson & Lois Chiles & Edward Herrmann & Howard da Silva & Kathryn Leigh Scott & Regina Baff et al, director Jack Clayton
Time is perpetually ticking away for a fighter. His career is short. Opportunities are few. He has a limited number of weeks to prepare for each bout. And then, suddenly, on the day of a fight, time is inverted. Its pace becomes unbearably slow, and everyone whose life is wrapped up with the fighter questions how many more times the waiting can be endured. Everyone who cares about the fighter suffers a queasy feeling in the pit of his stomach, and begins to wonder whether there will come a time when the strain of waiting will overwhelm them all. Thomas Hauser, Some Way to Make a Living
You know, I wouldn’t have done this a month ago. I wouldn’t have done it then. Then I was avoiding. Now I’m just waiting. Things happen to me. They do. They have to go ahead and happen. You watch – you wait ... Things still happen here and something is waiting to happen to me. I can tell. Recently my life feels like a bloodcurdling joke. Recently my life has taken on form. Something is waiting. I am waiting. Soon, it will stop waiting – any day now. Awful things can happen any time. This is the awful thing. Martin Ami
Doth God exact day-labour, light denied,
I fondly ask; but patience to prevent
That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need
Either man’s work or his own gifts, who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best, his state
Is kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed
And post o’er land and ocean without rest:
They also serve who only stand and wait. John Milton, Sonnet 16 ‘When I Consider How My Light is Spent’ 1673
Estragon: Let’s go.
Vladimir: We can’t.
Estragon: Why not?
Vladmir: We’re waiting for Godot. Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot starring Stephen Brennan & Barry McGovern & Johnny Murphy & Sam McGovern et al, director Michael Lindsay-Hoggibid, Estragon
What else is there to do but wait? The Magnificent Seven 1960 starring Steve McQueen & Yul Brynner & Charles Bronson & Robert Vaughn & Brad Dexter & Eli Wallach & Horst Buchholz & Vladimir Sokoloff et al, director John Sturges, Mexican
I was nearly kept waiting. Louis XIV, attributed
Time and tide wait for no man. Geoffrey Chaucer
‘What are you waiting here for?’ asked K courteously. But this unexpected question confused the man which was the more deeply embarrassing as he was obviously a man of the world who would have known how to comport himself anywhere else and would not lightly have renounced his natural superiority. Yet in this place he did not know even how to reply to a simple question and gazed at the other clients as if it were their duty to help him, as if no one could expect him to answer should help not be forthcoming. Franz Kafka, The Trial p56
It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet. Franz Kafka
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. Professor Carl Sagan
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. Psalms 40:1
Osborne: We are, generally, just waiting for something. When anything happens, it happens quickly. Then we just start waiting again. R C Sherriff, Journey’s End
Reporter at Northampton A&E: What’s the longest wait time?
Doctor: Twenty hours and sixteen minutes. Confessions of a Junior Doctor II, Channel 4 2017
I’m going to talk to her. She’s waiting for something. She’s waiting for me. Killing Eve s1e5, BBC 2018