36 Red Light Quotes On Success In Life

These red light quotes will inspire you. Red, any of a number of similar colors evoked by light in the wavelength range of 630–740 nm.

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

Best Red Light Quotes

  1. “If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the ‘right’ thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  2. “The average person spends two weeks over their lifetime waiting for the traffic light to change.” ~ Tom Waits
  3. “On a traffic light green means ‘go’ and yellow means ‘yield’, but on a banana, it’s just the opposite. Green means ‘hold on,’ yellow means ‘go ahead,’ and red means, ‘where the hell did you get that banana at?'” ~ Mitch Hedberg
  4. “Remove all the traffic lights, yellow lines, one-way systems, and road markings, and let blissful anarchy prevail. I imagine it would produce a kind of harmony.” ~ Sadie Jones
  5. “April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.” ~ Christopher Morley

  6. “Relationships are like traffic lights. And I just have this theory that I can only exist in a relationship if it’s a green light.” ~ Taylor Swift
  7. “If one would cancel all traffic rules and switch off all traffic lights, watching city traffic on TV would be also awfully interesting!” ~ Oleg Romanishin
  8. “He sits in his car at traffic lights on his way out sometimes and tries to estimate how many times he has sat here, waiting at these traffic lights on his way somewhere without you, hoping to meet someone with the capacity to consign you to an anecdote, to be eventually confused with others” ~ Elliot Perlman
  9. “If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually’, just do it and correct course along the way.” ~ Tim Ferriss

  10. “There was a time when the respect and trust my children had for me would have made you sick to your stomach. They believed I could blow on a red traffic light and turn it green.” ~ Erma Bombeck
  11. “Red is one of the strongest colors, its blood, it has a power with the eye. That’s why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well… In fact, I use red in all of my paintings.” ~ Keith Haring
  12. “For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way.” ~ Tim Ferriss
  13. “Americans are incredibly inpatient. Someone once said that the shortest period of time in America is the time between when the light turns green and when you hear the first horn honk.” ~ Jim Rohn
  14. “The shortest unit of time in the multiverse is the New York Second, defined as the period of time between the traffic lights turning green and the cab behind you honking.” ~ Terry Pratchett

  15. “Caught between the longing for love, and the struggle for the legal tender, where the sirens sing and the church bells ring, and the junk man pounds his fender. Where the veterans dream of the fight, fast asleep at the traffic light, and the children solemnly wait for the ice cream vendor.” ~ Jackson Browne
  16. “What are you so mad about? That we still have a government? We still have “traffic lights.” We’re sorry. The government’s not perfect, but some people wish it was better, not gone.” ~ Jon Stewart
  17. “It’s easy to get depressed and think, “Well, what’s the point?” But it’s the same as, “Well, we’re all going to die, so what’s the point in brushing my teeth or even saying hello to anyone or obeying traffic lights.” You can do that, but that’s certainly not going to take you anywhere.” ~ Viggo Mortensen
  18. “Someday is a dis-ease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.” ~ Tim Ferriss

  19. “In all my life I’d never been approached this way, the car pulling up, the Where you going? It was something I wish had happened hundreds of times. I was a looker – someone who looked over at every car at every traffic light, hoping something would happen, and almost never finding anyone looking back – always everyone looking forwards, and every time I felt stupid. Why should people look at you? Why should they care?” ~ Dave Eggers
  20. “What did Doctor Doom really want? He wanted to rule the world. Now, think about this. You could walk across the street against a traffic light and get a summons for jaywalking, but you could walk up to a police officer and say “I want to rule the world,” and there’s nothing he can do about it, that is not a crime. Anybody can want to rule the world. So, even though he was the Fantastic Four’s greatest menace, in my mind, he was never a criminal!” ~ Stan Lee
  21. “The Viennese wash everything. Where else in the world does the government hire public servants to wash public telephone booths and the glass over traffic lights? Every time I see someone doing these things, I smile like a child.” ~ Jonathan Carroll
  22. “What is spiritual experience? A snowflake melting, a bee sucking honey, a fat man at a traffic light. Trivia.” ~ Frederick Franck

  23. “To be honest, I don’t really consider myself a prodigy. Learning the piano, I have encountered some difficulties. There are many challenges in playing and I’ve grown frustrated at times… But because I like to play the piano, I never thought of giving up. I was always able to overcome difficulties in pianistic techniques. Yes, there might be some ‘traffic lights’, but they all turned ‘green’.” ~ George Li
  24. “The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stand this afternoon on the corner of Forty-second Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  25. “Secure web servers are the equivalent of heavy armoured cars. The problem is, they are being used to transfer rolls of coins and cheques written in crayon by people on park benches to merchants doing business in cardboard boxes from beneath highway bridges. Further, the roads are subject to random detours, anyone with a screwdriver can control the traffic lights, and there are no police.” ~ Gene Spafford
  26. “Drinks like this tend to get called Traffic Lights or Rainbow’s Revenge or, in places where truth is more highly valued, Hello and Good-Bye, Mr. Brain Cell.” ~ Terry Pratchett

  27. “The moment you enter Bhutan, you notice that there are no traffic lights. It is almost like you’ve stepped into a Shangri-La or a vortex of time 200 years ago. Those kinds of experiences are very much of the countryside of Bhutan, where people are truly happy in the sense of not creating and wanting more.” ~ Karan Bajaj
  28. “Too often technology is perceived as the problem rather than the solution; as something to be avoided rather than embraced. This is about as logical as my daughter’s observing, while our family was driving through an unfamiliar city, “Trying to read a map while driving causes all the traffic lights to turn green.”” ~ Norman Ralph Augustine
  29. “And yet, standing behind her son, waiting for the traffic light change, she remembered how in the midst of it all there had been a time when she’d felt a loneliness so deep that once, not so many years ago, having a cavity filled, the dentist’s gentle turning of her chin with his soft fingers had felt to her like a tender kindness of almost excruciating depth, and she had swallowed with a groan of longing, tears springing to her eyes.” ~ Elizabeth Strout
  30. “Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.… If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.” ~ Blake Mycoskie

  31. “After almost exactly three hours, we rolled into a small hole of a town that had one traffic light and a restaurant simply marked DINER. There hadn’t been any traffic on the road for over an hour, though, which was really the most important thing. We hadn’t been followed. Sydney drove us to a building with a sign that read MOTEL. Apparently, this town liked to stick to the basics when it came to names. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was actually just called TOWN.” ~ Richelle Mead
  32. “And I go out of Father’s house and I walk down the street, and it is very quiet even though it is the middle of the day and I can’t hear any noise except birds singing and wind and sometimes buildings falling down in the distance, and if I stand very close to traffic lights I can hear a little click as the colors change.” ~ Mark Haddon
  33. “Today, all our wives and husbands have Blackberries or iPhones or Android devices or whatever-the progeny of those original 950 and 957 models that put data in our pockets. Now we all check their email (or Twitter, or Facebook, or Instagram, or) compulsively at the dinner table, or the traffic light. Now we all stow our devices on the nightstand before bed and check them first thing in the morning. We all do. It’s not abnormal, and it’s not just for business. It’s just what people do. Like smoking in 1965, it’s just life.” ~ Ian Bogost
  34. “The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect.” ~ Tim Ferriss

  35. “We pull on to the road, where our only company are the wandering cattle, who have become commonplace as traffic lights. Lethargic and listless, they look like they’ve been roaming the roads of Guinea since the dawn of time. And no doubt they will continue to long after we’re gone.” ~ Tom Hiddleston
  36. “A red traffic light loomed, and Cecilia slammed her foot on the brake. The fact that Polly no longer wanted a pirate party was breathtakingly insignificant in comparison to that poor man (thirty!) crashing to the ground for the freedom that Cecilia took for granted, but right now, she couldn’t pause to honor his memory, because a last-minute change of party theme was unacceptable. That’s what happened when you had freedom. You lost your mind over a pirate party.” ~ Liane Moriarty

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