A watched pot never boils.
Matsu mi wa nagai.
to wait; to await; to look forward to; to anticipate; to depend on; to need
body; oneself; one's place; one's position; main part; meat (as opposed to bone, skin, etc.); wood (as opposed to bark); blade (as opposed to its handle); container (as opposed to its lid)
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
long (distance); long (time); lengthy