Tock Quotes

Quotes tagged as "tock" (showing 1-5 of 5)
Norton Juster
“I never knew words could be so confusing," Milo said to Tock as he bent down to scratch the dog's ear.
"Only when you use a lot to say a little," answered Tock.
Milo thought this was quite the wisest thing he'd heard all day.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster
“You see," he continued, beginning to feel better, "once there was no time at all, and people found it very inconvenient. They never knew wether they were eating lunch or dinner, and they were always missing trains. So time was invented to help them keep track of the day and get to places where they should. When they began to count all the time that was available, what with 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year, it seemed as if there was much more than could ever be used. 'If there's so much of it, it couldn't be very valuable,' was the general opinion, and it soon fell into dispute. People wasted it and even gave it away. Then we were giving the job of seeing that no one wasted time again," he said, sitting up proudly. "It's hard work but a noble calling. For you see"- and now he was standing on the seat, one foot on the windshield, shouting with his ams outstretched- "it is our most valuable possession, more precious than diamonds. It marches on, it and tide wait for no man, and-"
At that point in the speech the car hit a bump in the road and the watchdog collapsed in a heap on the front seat with his alarm ringing furiously.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Kamand Kojouri
“Clocks were invented to warn us. Tick (time is passing). Tock (time has passed).”
Kamand Kojouri

“Tick. Tick. Tick.
This is the sound of your life running out.”
Anonymous

“Understanding what makes you 'tick' isn't half as much fun as finding out what makes you 'tock'!”
Anthony T. Hincks