59 Downtime Quotes On Success In Life

These downtime quotes will inspire you. Downtime, a time during which production is stopped especially during setup for an operation or when making repairs.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging downtime quotes, downtime sayings, and downtime proverbs.

Best Downtime Quotes

  1. “Even though it seems like there are a lot of parts, there is really tons of downtime in the acting world.” ~ Taryn Manning
  2. “As athletes, we’re used to reacting quickly. Here, it’s ‘come, stop, come, stop.’ There’s a lot of downtime. That’s the toughest part of the day.” ~ Michael Jordan
  3. “There’s editing, and scripts to read and edit, and casting, and all the elements of production that just sort of take up the normal downtime that you would have as an actor. So there’s not a lot of that for me.” ~ Richard Dean Anderson
  4. “I’m busy and that’s the way I like it – when I have too much downtime I get into trouble.” ~ Craig Charles
  5. “I had some downtime with my career and I got complacent.” ~ Jake Busey

  6. “There’s no such thing as downtime for your brain.” ~ Jeffrey Kluger
  7. “In my downtime, for fun, I engage in philosophical internet debates. Yeah, I’m that guy.” ~ Scott Clifton
  8. “I don’t have a lot of downtime.” ~ Dean Norris
  9. “I’m so blessed to have as many jobs that I have, but I do agree that there needs to be some downtime.” ~ Tori Spelling
  10. “We need to build downtime into our lives, so that we can have solitude without feeling overcome with guilt.” ~ Melody Beattie

  11. “I’ve learned that one of my greatest secrets is scheduling downtime into a busy schedule. This gives me the time to have quality moments with my husband and son, who both recharge my spirit in ways I never imagined.” ~ Alicia Keys
  12. “For true downtime, I enjoy going for light runs, having drinks with friends and going to the movies with my husband.” ~ Emily Giffin
  13. “My downtime tends to resemble my uptime. Weekends are workdays, but toned down. Over the whole weekend, I may have five meetings, as opposed to six on a weekday. I used to play piano for 30 minutes at night, but I had to pull that out of my schedule. I don’t have time for nonwork stuff.” ~ Aaron Levie
  14. “I’ll be in a series for three or four episodes, but then I’ll be off the series, and downtime, as an actor, is a little more than most people understand. Most of the time you’re just sitting around taking coffee with friends.” ~ Felicia Day
  15. “I think as a culture, we don’t like conflict or looking at icky stuff – especially in our downtime.” ~ Kathleen Hanna

  16. “I try to get on stage whenever I can. I’m always trying to be involved in the theater, doing something on stage, whenever I have downtime. I’m always looking for it.” ~ Scott Bakula
  17. “Cinema informed my painting by the sheer geography – on locations, there is so much downtime. And when you’re spending all this time creating art by committee, the concept of the singular voice is a pleasant antidote.” ~ Billy Zane
  18. “Downtime is where we become ourselves, looking into the middle distance, kicking at the curb, lying on the grass or sitting on the stoop and staring at the tedious blue of the summer sky. I don’t believe you can write poetry, or compose music, or become an actor without downtime, and plenty of it, a hiatus that passes for boredom but is really the quiet moving of the wheels inside that fuel creativity.” ~ Anna Quindlen
  19. “Keep going on hikes, keep having your friends in your life, keep that downtime sacred as well because as hard as you work in any job, it’s really nice to have the relaxing de-stressors. Stress is the worst thing. That’s the ultimate demise of any good thing.” ~ Dianna Agron
  20. “As a comedian, as an entertainer, there’s a lot of downtime. Once you can accept that comedy is a marathon, not a sprint, it gets a little easier.” ~ Iliza Shlesinger

  21. “The biggest challenge to being an actor is when you’re not working, just being unemployed, the downtime and not having anything to do.” ~ Alden Ehrenreich
  22. “I hate downtime. I hate it so much. I like to relax like anybody else, but I hate not doing anything. In my life I’m either going full speed or I’m at a stop.” ~ Chael Sonnen
  23. “Desperation is the secret to my steady employment. I am not interested in downtime. I really like to keep working all the time and I always feel like I’m in the mail room of life; working up.” ~ Henry Rollins
  24. “Not to sound cliché or anything, but with the downtime that I have and the possible platform that my work could give me, I’d like to figure out a way to give back and make a difference, you know?” ~ Luke Grimes
  25. “I get enough fashion news in my professional life. I like interiors during my downtime.” ~ Robin Givhan

  26. “I would say auditioning was my real training ground. The technical aspects – like hitting marks and pacing yourself and preparing and dealing with the downtime – the first recurring role I had on 24 was probably the way I learned that stuff.” ~ Zachary Quinto
  27. “I’m actually really lazy. I tell myself, “Okay, you work six months out of the year and you have to get up at 4 a.m. …” I’ll relish the downtime by chilling on the couch and watching my favorite TV shows.” ~ Liana Liberato
  28. “Let’s just say I am happy that she [Hillary Clinton] is getting some much needed downtime now. But she’s looking forward to getting back out on the trail very soon.” ~ Robby Mook
  29. “I try to find some sort of meditative hobby to do on set, and it’s different for every film. There’s a lot of downtime, but I don’t like reading on set because it feels like you’re taking yourself out of your world, instead of being present. And then, you feel like you’re not ready to do whatever you have to do.” ~ Brie Larson
  30. “During the downtime on tour, I simply walk from room to room, staring into my computer.” ~ Mark Hoppus

  31. “Anybody who wants to go into any business, I always say that you have to make a commitment to yourself to make it a part of your nature like the air you breathe. I don’t mean that lightly. It’s hard. You have to do the work, and a lot of it is going to be during your own personal downtime. And you have to be interested in it. You can never study enough, and you can never learn enough.” ~ Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
  32. “I spend a lot of my downtime studying different businesses and learning from a lot of entrepreneurs when I’m not playing football. They can help me evaluate different ventures to see if they’ll work. I was aggressive with my initial investments, trying to hit a homerun each time. But now, I’m stepping back and being more patient, giving them due diligence.” ~ Kamerion Wimbley
  33. “Obviously, in my twenties, a lot of downtime was spent having a good time, which I don’t regret; that was what I needed to do to get some things out of my system.” ~ Luke Grimes
  34. “My job has me traveling all the time, and I got this house, so my downtime is spent sort of making a home. Every year it’s different, and I try to do things that are more fulfilling.” ~ Luke Grimes
  35. “One of my favorite things being on movies is that when you’re working, it’s the best thing that’s ever happened, and then in the downtime, you socialize and go to dinner.” ~ Joel McHale

  36. “I think the great trick of doing my sort of thing is to learn to use your downtime, and of course in the media and especially in television, there’s a heck of a lot of time of waiting around. And I think the trick is to use that.” ~ Clive James
  37. “It’s obvious you kids are smart-school and good teachers will do that for you-but wisdom is something altogether different. Wisdom can be gathered in your downtime. Wisdom that can change the very course of your life will come from the people you are around, the books you read, and the things you listen to or watch on radio or television.” ~ Andy Andrews
  38. “About 90 percent of the downtime comes from, at most, 10 percent of the defects.” ~ Barry Boehm
  39. “There’s downtime in music, which obviously is necessary or else you’d lose your mind in other ways, but if we’re on tour and there’s electricity from the audience, if you’re getting a good response, then that’s the positive side of the mojo where I could feel cocky and just know I’m doing good and then there’s a time all of a sudden when you’re alone and you just don’t know if people will like it.” ~ Kurt Vile
  40. “Chinese cooking is noisy – a multitasking activity that requires constant vigilance. There is no downtime.” ~ Jennifer Lee

  41. “I love having candles, especially when you get downtime. I could just pass out seeing the flame flicker with the lights off.” ~ Kellan Lutz
  42. “Just as important as getting enough sleep is thinking about sleep in the right way. Stop thinking of sleep and naps as “downtime” or as a “waste of time.” Think of them as opportunities for memory consolidation and enhancing the brain circuits that help skill learning. Nor should you feel guilty about sleep. It’s just as crucial a part of successful brain work as the actual task itself.” ~ Richard Restak
  43. “Because I’m around comedians all the time, in my downtime I tend not to watch comedy. Something the whole family enjoys is ‘You’ve Been Framed!’ It satisfies all of us. It’s universal, and we all laugh a lot.” ~ Nina Conti
  44. “I’m actually at home when I’m not on tour, and I have a lot of downtime.” ~ Austin Carlile

  45. “I just like working. I’m not good with downtime. I need to be doing something. I’m a music person, so I’ll always have that going … whether or not I’m getting paid for it . It was different to go into talk shows and performances by myself.” ~ Megan Hilty
  46. “I enjoy touring and traveling because that’s the time when I get to read, and listen to music. You have all that downtime, which is great for that.” ~ Julia Kent
  47. “I thought I might spend the rest of my time on golf. But thinking about it now, I’m happy playing whenever I have some downtime in my busy schedule, and even if I had all the time I wanted to play, my score probably wouldn’t be very good.” ~ Masayoshi Son
  48. “Training for the Olympics was much easier than balancing my life now! When practice was over, there was time for me. But with four kids and a career, I have no downtime. When I’m not on the road, I finish my workday at 2:30 p.m. Then I pick the kids up from school and they get 100 percent Mommy, not part Mommy and part Mary Lou Retton.” ~ Mary Lou Retton
  49. “Australia’s massive. I don’t have a lot of downtime.” ~ Cameron Esposito

  50. “I’m a very creative person in general. I like to create stuff in my downtime off the court. If I were to tell you everything I do, you would be like, “Do you really play tennis?”” ~ Grigor Dimitrov
  51. “Work, work, work. I like to keep myself busy. I start to get a little stir-crazy during downtime. That’s when I turn to working out – running, hitting the gym, etc.” ~ Raul Castillo
  52. “There are no more slow weeks. I realized this about 3 years ago. Downtime in politics isn’t a thing.” ~ Christopher Michael Cillizza
  53. “I did some writing. I was just taking the kids to school. I did a couple things and we did some tours. It was a lot of downtime.” ~ Stephen Malkmus

  54. “The trouble when you have a job like mine is it’s your social life as well, so I need to actually [find] something to do in my downtime when my kids are at school.” ~ Sinead O’Connor
  55. “With acting, you might have a month of very intense work, but youve got a lot of downtime as well.” ~ Elize du Toit
  56. “Stress is the worst thing. That’s the ultimate demise of any good thing.” ~ Dianna Agron
  57. “This is a stupid song and that’s the way I like it.” ~ Frank Zappa

  58. “I am something of a recluse by nature. I am that cordless screwdriver that has to charge for twenty hours to earn ten minutes use. I need that much downtime.” ~ Donald Miller
  59. “It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.” ~ Thomas Moore

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