Quotes About Time Passing

Quotes tagged as "time-passing" (showing 1-30 of 207)
Jennifer Egan
“Sure, everything is ending," Jules said, "but not yet.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

José Saramago
“You never know beforehand what people are capable of, you have to wait, give it time, it's time that rules, time is our gambling partner on the other side of the table and it holds all the cards of the deck in its hand, we have to guess the winning cards of life, our lives.”
José Saramago, Blindness

Haruki Murakami
“No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Julian Barnes
“I know this much: that there is objective time, but also subjective time, the kind you wear on the inside of your wrist, next to where the pulse lies. And this personal time, which is the true time, is measured in your relationship to memory.”
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Jacqueline Susann
“People parted, years passed, they met again- and the meeting proved no reunion, offered no warm memories, only the acid knowledge that time had passed and things weren't as bright or attractive as they had been.”
Jacqueline Susann, Valley of the Dolls

Lauren Oliver
“She knew that this day, this feeling, couldn't last forever. Everything passed; that was partly why it was so beautiful. Things would get difficult again. But that was okay too.

The bravery was in moving forward, no matter what.”
Lauren Oliver, Panic

Martina Boone
“We've lost a lot of years, but you can't lose love. Not real love. It stays locked inside you, ready for whenever you are strong enough to find it again.”
Martina Boone, Compulsion

Haruki Murakami
“When I was fifteen, all I wanted was to go off to some other world, a place beyond anybody’s reach. A place beyond the flow of time.”
- But there’s no place like that in this world.
- Exactly. Which is why I’m living here, in this world where things are continually damaged, where the heart is fickle, where time flows past without a break.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Arnold Bennett
“The proper, wise balancing
of one's whole life may depend upon the
feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour.”
Arnold Bennett, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

Imants Ziedonis
“Es zinu mirkļus dienas garumā un dienas mirkļa īsumā.”
Imants Ziedonis, Epifānijas

“Time does not pass, it continues”
Marty Rubin

Philip Larkin
“I'm terrified of the thought of time passing (or whatever is meant by that phrase) whether I 'do' anything or not. In a way I may believe, deep down, that doing nothing acts as a brake on 'time's - it doesn't of course. It merely adds the torment of having done nothing, when the time comes when it really doesn't matter if you've done anything or not.”
Philip Larkin, Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

Cecelia Ahern
“Our life is made up of time. Our days are measured in hours, our pay measured by those hours, our knowledge is measured by years. [...] And yet time eventually runs out and you wonder in your heart of hearts if those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades were being spent the best way they possibly could.”
Cecelia Ahern

Michelle Zink
“I avoid looking at the clock, fearing the slow passing of time that will only seem slower if I watch its progress.”
Michelle Zink, Prophecy of the Sisters

Ann Brashares
“You don't have time, Len. That is the most bitter and the most beautiful piece of advice I can offer. If you don't have what you want now, you don't have what you want.”
Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

Orson Scott Card
“The lives of all people flow through time, and, regardless of how brutal one moment may be, how filled with grief or pain or fear, time flows through all lives equally.”
Orson Scott Card, Children of the Mind

Haruki Murakami
“And as the years have passed, the time has grown longer. The sad truth is that what I could recall in five seconds all too needed ten, then thirty, then a full minute - like shadows lengthening at dusk. Someday, I suppose, the shadows will be swallowed up in darkness.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Lauren Oliver
“That’s a funny thing: you think, when awful things happen, everything else just stops, like you would forget to pee and eat and get thirsty, but it’s not really true. It’s like you and your body are two separate things, like your body is betraying you, chugging on, idiotic and animal, craving water and sandwiches and bathroom breaks while your world falls apart.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Roman Payne
“I fancied my luck to be witnessing yet another full moon. True, I’d seen hundreds of full moons in my life, but they were not limitless. When one starts thinking of the full moon as a common sight that will come again to one’s eyes ad-infinitum, the value of life is diminished and life goes by uncherished. ‘This may be my last moon,’ I sighed, feeling a sudden sweep of sorrow; and went back to reading more of The Odyssey.”
Roman Payne

Robert Jordan
“As the Wheel of Time turns, places wear many names. Men wear many names, many faces. Different faces, but always the same man. Yet no one knows the Great Pattern the Wheel weaves, or even the Pattern of an Age. We can only watch, and study, and hope.”
Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World

Irving Layton
“Time flames like a paraffin stove / and what burns are the minutes I live.”
Irving Layton, The Selected Poems

Ovid
“Brass shines with constant usage, a beautiful dress needs wearing,
Leave a house empty, it rots.”
Ovid, The Erotic Poems

Victoria Addino
“Do not constantly spend your time complaining about a problem you may be having or may be up against, focus your time toward correcting the problem. Always remember, Time is value!”
Victoria Addino

Guy Delisle
“Because with time blocking out the bad, memory is always bound to be a bit naive and stupidly optimistic.”
Guy Delisle, Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China

Jennifer Egan
“some mornings... I sit at the kitchen table shaking salt into the hairs on my arm, and a feeling shoves up in me: it's finished. Everything went past without me.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Peter Ackroyd
“I have liv'd long enough for others, like the Dog in the Wheel, and it is now the Season to begin for myself: I cannot change that Thing call'd Time, but I can alter its Posture and, as Boys do turn a looking-glass against the Sunne, so I will dazzle you all.”
Peter Ackroyd, Hawksmoor

Bram Stoker
“(Drácula) Qué pocos días son necesarios para que pase un siglo.”
Bram Stoker

Soheir Khashoggi
“..it just seemed as if she were marking time while life rocketed past.”
Soheir Khashoggi, Nadia's Song

Salman Rushdie
“There are those of us who learn to live completely in the moment. For such people the Past vanishes and the future loses meaning. There is only the Present, which means that two of the three Aalim are surplus to requirements. And then there are those of us who are trapped in yesterdays, in the memory of a lost love, or a childhood home, or a dreadful crime. And some people live only for a better tomorrow; for them the past ceases to exist”
Salman Rushdie

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