Quotes About Time

Quotes tagged as "time" (showing 181-210 of 3,000)
Johnny Depp
“I always felt like I was meant to have been born in another era, another time.”
Johnny Depp

Jennifer Donnelly
“I'm wishing he could see that music lives. Forever. That it's stronger than death. Stronger than time. And that its strength holds you together when nothing else can.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

John Lubbock
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

Susanna Clarke
“Time and I have quarrelled. All hours are midnight now. I had a clock and a watch, but I destroyed them both. I could not bear the way they mocked me.”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don’t stop at your station.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Jasper Fforde
“Okay, this is the wisdom. First, time spent on reconnaissanse is never wasted. Second, almost anything can be improved with the addition of bacon. And finally, there is no problem on Earth that can't be ameliorated by a hot bath and a cup of tea.”
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey

Roman Payne
“It’s not that we have to quit this life one day, it’s how many things we have to quit all at once: holding hands, hotel rooms, music, the physics of falling leaves, vanilla and jasmine, poppies, smiling, anthills, the color of the sky, coffee and cashmere, literature, sparks and subway trains... If only one could leave this life slowly!”
Roman Payne, Hope and Despair

Bill Bryson
“If you imagine the 4,500-bilion-odd years of Earth's history compressed into a normal earthly day, then life begins very early, about 4 A.M., with the rise of the first simple, single-celled organisms, but then advances no further for the next sixteen hours. Not until almost 8:30 in the evening, with the day five-sixths over, has Earth anything to show the universe but a restless skin of microbes. Then, finally, the first sea plants appear, followed twenty minutes later by the first jellyfish and the enigmatic Ediacaran fauna first seen by Reginald Sprigg in Australia. At 9:04 P.M. trilobites swim onto the scene, followed more or less immediately by the shapely creatures of the Burgess Shale. Just before 10 P.M. plants begin to pop up on the land. Soon after, with less than two hours left in the day, the first land creatures follow.

Thanks to ten minutes or so of balmy weather, by 10:24 the Earth is covered in the great carboniferous forests whose residues give us all our coal, and the first winged insects are evident. Dinosaurs plod onto the scene just before 11 P.M. and hold sway for about three-quarters of an hour. At twenty-one minutes to midnight they vanish and the age of mammals begins. Humans emerge one minute and seventeen seconds before midnight. The whole of our recorded history, on this scale, would be no more than a few seconds, a single human lifetime barely an instant. Throughout this greatly speeded-up day continents slide about and bang together at a clip that seems positively reckless. Mountains rise and melt away, ocean basins come and go, ice sheets advance and withdraw. And throughout the whole, about three times every minute, somewhere on the planet there is a flash-bulb pop of light marking the impact of a Manson-sized meteor or one even larger. It's a wonder that anything at all can survive in such a pummeled and unsettled environment. In fact, not many things do for long.”
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

Moses Hadas
“Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.”
Moses Hadas

Kim Edwards
“You can't stop time. You can't capture light. You can only turn your face up and let it rain down.”
Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper's Daughter
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Marie Lu
“Time heals all wounds. But not this one. Not yet.”
Marie Lu, Champion

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The years teach much the days never know.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Jeaniene Frost
“Time has no dominion over love. Love is the one thing that transcends time. (Bones)”
Jeaniene Frost, One Foot in the Grave

Diamanda Galás
“I wake up and I see the face of the devil and I ask him, "What time is it?"

And he says,
How much time do you want?”
Diamanda Galás, The Shit of God

Stephen Hunt
“Even a broken clock is right twice a day.”
Stephen Hunt, The Court of the Air

Helen Humphreys
“Maybe reading was just a way to make her feel less alone, to keep her company. When you read something you are stopped, the moment is stayed, you can sometimes be there more fully than you can in your real life.”
Helen Humphreys, Coventry

Salman Rushdie
“‎No people whose word for 'yesterday' is the same as their word for 'tomorrow' can be said to have a firm grip on the time.”
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

Cormac McCarthy
“The frailty of everything revealed at last. Old and troubling issues resolved into nothingness and night. The last instance of a thing takes the class with it. Turns out the light and is gone. Look around you. Ever is a long time. But the boy knew what he knew. That ever is no time at all.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road
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Simone Elkeles
“When my eyes meet his gaze as we're sitting here staring at each other, time stops. Those eyes are piercing mine, and I can swear at this moment he senses the real me. The one without the attitude, without the facade[...]”
Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry

Graham Greene
“Eternity is said not to be an extension of time but an absence of time, and sometimes it seemed to me that her abandonment touched that strange mathematical point of endlessness, a point with no width, occupying no space.”
Graham Greene

John Milton
“How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Stol'n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!”
John Milton

Daphne du Maurier
“We know one another. This is the present. There is no past and no future. Here I am washing my hands, and the cracked mirror shows me to myself, suspended as it were, in time; this is me, this moment will not pass.

And then I open the door and go to the dining-room, where he is sitting waiting for me at a table, and I think how in that moment I have aged, and passed on, how I have advanced one step towards an unknown destiny.

We smile, we choose our lunch, we speak of this and that, but - I say to myself-I am not she who left him five minutes ago. She has stayed behind. I am another woman, older, more mature…”
Daphne du Maurier
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Martin Luther
“There are two days in my calendar: This day and that Day.”
Martin Luther

Marcus Aurelius
“The memory of everything is very soon overwhelmed in time.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Julian Barnes
“And yet it takes only the smallest pleasure or pain to teach us time’s malleability.”
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Brandon Sanderson
“As she’d left, I’d glanced at her gun.
This time, when she’d pointed it at me, she’d flicked the safety on. If that wasn’t true love, I don’t know what was.”
Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

Joan Didion
“Do not whine... Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone.”
Joan Didion, Blue Nights

Haruki Murakami
“Time flows in strange ways on Sundays, and sights become mysteriously distorted.”
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
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“How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.”
David Norris

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