Passing Of Time Quotes

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Sanober  Khan
“I blink January’s lashes
and gush down December’s cheeks”
Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

H. Rider Haggard
“Time after time have nations, ay, and rich and strong nations, learned in the arts, been, and passed away to be forgotten, so that no memory of them remains. This is but one of several; for Time eats up the works of man.”
H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure

Sanober  Khan
“Like a speeding train
I am passing by...
I don’t know
where I’m heading
with whom or why
all I know is that
I will never, ever
pass from here again
all I know is I’m skidding forward
on this track of life.”
Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest

Michael Crichton
“In reality, time doesn't pass; we pass. Time itself is invariant. It just is. Therefore, past and future aren't separate locations, the way New York and Paris are separate locations. And since the past isn't a location, you can't travel to it.”
Michael Crichton, Timeline

Roman Payne
“The disappearance of the presence of beauty is the most despairing of events on this time-wheel of ours that rolls onward towards death.”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

Earl Nightingale
“Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
Earl Nightingale

J.R. Rim
“Every second that goes by is a point of no return.”
J.R. Rim

Dianna Hardy
“...we're not eighteen anymore. We've lived. We've created things that last – things of joy, and things of burden.”
Dianna Hardy, Summer's End

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Life may dawdle along in minutes but don't be deceived, for it will sprint by in years before you even notice.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Lauren Oliver
“I am a stone being excavated by the slow passage of water; I am wood charred by a fire.”
Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

Gabriel García Márquez
“Pierwszy z rodu jest przywiazany do drzewa, a ostatniego zjadaja mrowki.”
Gabriel García Márquez, Cien años de soledad y un homenaje/ One Hundred Years of Solitude and a tribute: Discursos de Gabriel García Márquez y Carlos Fuentes

Richelle E. Goodrich
“It's strange how in childhood it feels like tomorrow won't come until the end of forever, but in adulthood it feels like the end of forever could come tomorrow.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Debasish Mridha
“Oh my beloved life, wait a bit at my window, go slowly, and let me enjoy it to the fullest.”
Debasish Mridha

Richard L.  Ratliff
“Time is passing : not leaden stepping
But sprinting on winged feet,
Quick silver slipping by.”
Richard L. Ratliff

Ford Madox Ford
“At the beginning of the war…I had to look in on the War Office, and in a room I found a fellow…What do you think he was doing…what the hell do you think he was doing? He was devising the ceremonial for the disbanding of a Kitchener battalion. You can’t say we were not prepared in one matter at least…. Well, the end of the show was to be: the adjutant would stand the battalion at ease; the band would play Land of Hope and Glory, and then the adjutant would say: There will be no more parades…. Don’t you see how symbolical it was—the band playing Land of Hope and Glory, and then the adjutant saying: There will be no more parades?…For there won’t. There won’t, there damn well won’t. No more Hope, no more Glory, no more parades for you and me any more. Nor for the country…nor for the world, I dare say… None… Gone… Napoo finny! No…more…parades!”
Ford Madox Ford, Parade's End

Abbas Kazerooni
“I have learned how to make time pass, but I never stop thinking of you.”
Abbas Kazerooni, On Two Feet and Wings

Katherine McIntyre
“Truth be told, loneliness had seeped into her bones with the passing of time until it had become her normal way of life.”
Katherine McIntyre, Soul Solution

Glenn Haybittle
“The sky is a virginal blue translucence as though bereft for a fleeting moment of the effects of both light and darkness. A crimson streak smoulders over the outline of the hills, a simmering bloodline. There is a solitary canoe on the water. A cold white sheen rises from the water. She holds her breath. As if to stop any more time from passing, to stop the future happening. The peacefulness of the morning is almost heartbreaking in its fragility.”
Glenn Haybittle, The Way Back to Florence

Gris Grimly
“Winter, spring, and summer, passed away during my labours; but I did not watch the blossoms or the expanding leaves — sights which before always yielded me supreme delight, so deeply was I engrossed in my occupation.”
Gris Grimly, Gris Grimly's Frankenstein

Joseph Roth
“I am not a man of my time. In fact I find it hard not to declare myself its enemy. Not, as I often remark, that I fail to understand it. My comment is merely a pious one. Because I am easy-going I prefer not to be aggressive or hostile and therefore I say that I do not understand those matters which I ought to say I hate or despise. I have sharp hears but I pretend to be hard of hearing, finding as I do that is more elegant to feign this handicap than to admit that I have heard some vulgar sound”
Joseph Roth, The Emperor's Tomb

E.M. Forster
“He was thinking of the irony of friendship — so strong it is, and so fragile. We fly together, like straws in an eddy, to part in the open stream. Nature has no use for us: she has cut her stuff differently. Dutiful sons, loving husbands, responsible fathers these are what she wants, and if we are friends it must be in our spare time. Abram and Sarai were sorrowful, yet their seed became as sand of the sea, and distracts the politics of Europe at this moment. But a few verses of poetry is all that survives of David and Jonathan.”
E.M. Forster, The Longest Journey

Rolf van der Wind
“Our love was more sound than before, mainly because I had changed, mainly because her passion did not change, mostly because time took eternity away from us.”
Rolf van der Wind

H.S. Crow
“Moonless nights haunt me. They evoke remembrances of a carefree life when I dreamed without doubt to what my future could be. I yearn for a time when my mother’s tree swayed beneath the dusk like an amber sea, but the past is locked without a key. Never to return—only flee”
H.S. Crow

“I am in a State where if I do wrong, wrong things happen and if I do right more wrong things happen.

Mind says do not do wrong but the heart says don't do the right.

Life is passing days by day, in this dilemma.”
Ratish Edwards

Richard Llewellyn
“How green was my Valley, then, and the Valley of them that have gone.”
Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley

Nancy Huston
“Le vide n'existe pas. Le tableau est toujours achevé. Même si Scarlatti s'était contenté de transcrire les notes jouées par son chat, le morceau aurait été là. Un seul et unique cil suffit à reconstituer l'individu entier. Chaque partie contient le tout.”
Nancy Huston, Cantique des plaines

Nancy Huston
“Quelle [est] la quantité minimale de passé nécessaire à la production de sens?”
Nancy Huston, Cantique des plaines

David Kelečić
“Prije ili kasnije sva zrnca pješčanoga sata moraju isteći kotrljajući se niz usko stakleno grlo, nesvjesna da možda odlučuju o nečijoj sudbini.”
David Kelečić, Imago Ultima

H.P. Lovecraft
“Far from the shore stands the grey lighthouse, above sunken slimy rocks that are seen when the tide is low, but unseen when the tide is high. Past that beacon for a century have swept the majestic barques of the seven seas. In the days of my grandfather there were many; in the days of my father not so many; and now there are so few that I sometimes feel strangely alone, as though I were the last man on our planet.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The White Ship

“I have the distinct feeling that I don't know you anymore. Actually, at least this way everything is clear. You'll go back to your little world and everything will be for the best. The time has passed now... Something's telling us it's over between us.”
Dominique Goblet, Pretending Is Lying

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