Motivational Afternoon Quotes : Afternoon Sayings In Life

These afternoon quotes will inspire you. Afternoon the time from noon or lunchtime to evening.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging afternoon quotes, afternoon sayings, and afternoon proverbs.

Best Afternoon Quotes

  1. “To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.” ~ Milan Kundera
  2. “The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ~ Robert Frost
  3. “All our words from loose using have lost their edge.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  4. “It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.” ~ Hank Aaron

  5. “To be clever in the afternoon argues that one is dining nowhere in the evening.” ~ Hector Hugh Munro
  6. “You never put off until tomorrow or even this afternoon what you can do this morning. Attack the objective when your desire is strongest.” ~ Sheilah Graham Westbrook
  7. “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~ Henry James , Beautiful afternoon quotes
  8. “What is moral is what you feel good after.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  9. “Someone has somewhere commented on the fact that millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” ~ Susan Ertz
  10. “Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” ~ Henry James
  11. “Never draw more in the morning than you can erase in the afternoon” ~ alan
  12. “I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.” ~ Ronald Reagan

  13. “There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  14. “Nobody looks at the moon in the afternoon, and this is the moment when it would most require our attention, since its existence is still in doubt.” ~ Italo Calvino
  15. “Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  16. “Late afternoon on the West Coast ends with the sky doing all its brilliant stuff.” ~ Joan Didion

  17. “Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” ~ Barbara Jordan
  18. “Sometimes in the afternoon sky the moon would pass white as a cloud, furtive, lusterless, like an actress who does not have to perform yet and who, from the audience, in street clothes, watches the other actors for a moment, making herself inconspicuous, not wanting anyone to pay attention to her.” ~ Marcel Proust
  19. “Later she remembered all the hours of the afternoon as happy — one of those uneventful times that seem at the moment only a link between past and future pleasure, but turn out to have been the pleasure itself.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  20. “This afternoon, I’ve arranged for this ceremony to be illuminated by solar power.” ~ Jimmy Carter

  21. “But that afternoon he asked himself, with his infinite capacity for illusion, if such pitiless indifference might not be a subterfuge for hiding the torments of love.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  22. “Researchers at Harvard say that taking a power nap for an hour in the afternoon can totally refresh you. They say that by the time you wake up you’ll feel so good, you’ll be able to start looking for a new job.” ~ Jay Leno
  23. “The midnight disease is a kind of emotional insomnia; at ever conscious moment its victim—even if he or she writes at dawn, or in the middle of the afternoon—feels like a person lying in a sweltering bedroom, with the window thrown open, looking up at a sky filled with stars and airplanes, listening to the narrative of a rattling blind, an ambulance, a fly trapped in a Coke bottle, while all around him the neighbours soundly sleep.” ~ Michael Chabon
  24. “About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  25. “That afternoon he told me that the difference between human beings and animals was that human beings were able to dream while awake. He said the purpose of books was to permit us to exercise that faculty. Art, he said, was a controlled madness… He said books weren’t made of themes, which you could write essays about, but of images that inserted themselves into your brain and replaced what you were seeing with your eyes.” ~ Steven Millhauser
  26. “In the afternoon, they stopped to eat on a rocky outcrop. Perry brushed a kiss on her cheek while she was chewing, and she learned that it was the loveliest thing to be kissed for no reason, even while chewing food. It brightened the woods, and the never sky, and everything.” ~ Veronica Rossi
  27. “I’m an afternoon tea type of girl. I come from a Russian background where we love our teas. So between lunch and dinner after training I come home and I love a nice cup of tea with jam in it, as we drink it there. Black English Breakfast with raspberry jam is my favorite.” ~ Maria Sharapova
  28. “How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” ~ Dr. Seuss

  29. “There is an hour of the afternoon when the plain is on the verge of saying something. It never says, or perhaps it says it infinitely, or perhaps we do not understand it, or we understand it and it is untranslatable as music.” ~ Jorge Luis Borges
  30. “There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man’s life to know them the little that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  31. “How did it get so late so soon?” ~ Dr. Seuss
  32. “All stories, if continued far enough, end in death.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  33. “In nothing more is the English genius for domesticity more notably declared than in the institution of this festival-almost one may call it-of afternoon tea…the mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.” ~ George Gissing
  34. “Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.” ~ Ann Patchett
  35. “Don’t you just love these long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn’t just an hour — but a little bit of eternity dropped in your hands — and who knows what to do with it?” ~ Tennessee Williams
  36. “In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  37. “I don’t spend much time in it. I go in there for my lunch and for coffee in the afternoon. I’d rarely be in there at night. I don’t think it’s neccessarily a bad thing but if it’s abused obviously it’s a bad thing.” ~ Lucinda Creighton
  38. “There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  39. “The great artist when he comes, uses everything that has been discovered or known about his art up to that point, being able to accept or reject in a time so short it seems that the knowledge was born with him, rather than that he takes instantly what it takes the ordinary man a lifetime to know, and then the great artist goes beyond what has been done or known and makes something of his own.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  40. “Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I’d say our afternoon just got booked solid!” ~ Bill Watterson

  41. “Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  42. “Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  43. “Occasionally, very occasionally, say at four o’clock in the afternoon on a wet Sunday, she feels panic-stricken and almost breathless with loneliness. Once or twice she has been known to pick up the phone to check that it isn’t broken. Sometimes she thinks how nice it would be to be woken by a call in the night: ‘get in a taxi now’ or ‘I need to see you, we need to talk’. But at the best of times she feels like a character in a Muriel Spark novel – independent, bookish, sharp-minded, secretly romantic.” ~ David Nicholls
  44. “If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

  45. “Don’t equate activity with efficiency. You are paying your key people to see the big picture. Don’t let them get bogged down in a lot of meaningless meetings and paper shuffling. Announce a Friday afternoon off once in a while. Cancel a Monday morning meeting or two. Tell the cast of characters you’d like them to spend the amount of time normally spent preparing for attending the meeting at their desks, simply thinking about an original idea.” ~ Harvey Mackay
  46. “We exist because of suburbia. Suburbia is a freak’s dreamworld, a world of extra rooms upstairs and long, lazy afternoons with no interference. A place where you can listen to your LPs for hours on end. You can live in your room, your own rent-free corner of the universe, and create a world of pleasure and interest entirely centered on yourself and your interior aesthetic and logic.” ~ Dana Spiotta
  47. “Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter’s honor.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  48. “Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination – think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.” ~ Terry Brooks

  49. “Home may be where the heart is but it’s no place to spend Wednesday afternoon.” ~ Walker Percy
  50. “The rule in the women’s colleges was that after 7 p.m. all men were beasts. Up until 7 p.m. they were all angels, and the girls simply had to learn to live with that routine and practise love in the afternoon.” ~ Harry Gordon Johnson
  51. “Mornings and afternoons are my family time and I’m lucky that I can drop the kids off at school, I don’t have to be at the office or anything.” ~ Gwyneth Paltrow
  52. “Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.” ~ Spike Dykes

  53. “If I should sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I am sure, that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  54. “The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  55. “It was evening all afternoon.
    It was snowing
    And it was going to snow.
    The blackbird sat
    In the cedar-limbs.” ~ Wallace Stevens
  56. “Very often my weekends are spent performing on Saturday, on stage in the afternoon and again in the evening.” ~ Simon Callow

  57. “Modern man was not meant to do his best work before forty but is by nature, and is becoming more so, an afternoon and evening worker.” ~ G. Stanley Hall
  58. “We all have those moments where we realize how easily our lives could be so different, for better or for worse. I met my husband at a gym in NYC! What if I’d joined a different gym? What if I hadn’t worked out in the afternoons? These questions are endless.” ~ Allison Winn Scotch
  59. “…for the first time in my life, writing was hard. The problem was the teaching…by most Friday afternoons I felt as if I’d spent the week with jumper cables clamped to my brain.” ~ Stephen King
  60. “As footballers, we have time on our hands. Yes, we work very hard but we also have spare afternoons.” ~ Joleon Lescott

  61. “I believe there should be breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, all for free and for every child that goes to school. And all food that is good, clean and fair. It’s unfair to charge for food in schools, especially to charge for food that is making children sick.” ~ Alice Waters
  62. “I really have to thank Facebook … I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time. I would never say the people on it are losers, but that’s only because I’m polite. People say ‘But Betty, Facebook is a great way to connect with old friends.’ Well at my age, if I wanna connect with old friends, I need an Ouija Board. Needless to say, we didn’t have Facebook when I was growing up. We had a phonebook, but you wouldn’t waste an afternoon with it.” ~ Betty White , Afternoon quotes friends
  63. “I don’t believe in the very concept of “first thing in the morning.” I’m a “third thing in the afternoon” fellow.” ~ James Lileks

  64. “Honestly, I’m living my fantasy. It’s being with my family, preferably on a snowy afternoon with a fire going, cuddled up in blankets, playing a game.” ~ Meredith Vieira
  65. “The time has now come to slow down, to sip Rooibos tea with my beloved wife in the afternoons, to watch cricket, to travel to visit my children and grandchildren, rather than to conferences and conventions and university campuses.” ~ Desmond Tutu

Afternoon the time from noon until evening.

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