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passing of time Quotes

24 of the best book quotes about passing of time
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“But the longer I’ve lived, the more I’ve lost what’s inside me—and ended up empty.”
Haruki Murakami
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Kafka on the Shore
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life
emptiness
passing of time
losing yourself
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“The years went by, and Mary Alice and I grew up, slower than we wanted to, faster than we realized. Another war came, World War II, and I wanted to get in it. The war looked like my chance to realize my old dream of flying.
Mary Alice
Joey Dowdel
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“Evidently in the six months since I’d last seen them, I’d changed more than I realized.”
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“As I confronted her, the changes grew less apparent to me, her identity stronger. She was there, in the full vigor of her personality, battered but not diminished, looking at me, speaking to me in the husky, breathy voice I remembered so well.”
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“She philosophically noted dates as they came past in the revolution of the year; the disastrous night of her life at Trantridge with its dark background of The Chase; also the dates of the baby’s birth and death; also her own birthday; and every other day individualized by incidents in which she had taken some share.”
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“We won’t die secret deaths anymore. The world only spins forward. We will be citizens. The time has come. Bye now. You are fabulous creatures, each and every one. And I bless you: More Life. The Great Work Begins.”
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“Every day, every hour, brought to him one more little stroke of her nature, and to her one more of his. Tess was trying to lead a repressed life, but she little divined the strength of her own vitality.”
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″‘And that means,’ continued Edmund, ‘that, once you’re out of Narnia, you have no idea how Narnian time is going. Why shouldn’t hundreds of years have gone past in Narnia while only one year has passed for us in England?‘”
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“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.”
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“The price of lasting love is continuing to pay attention to a person, a place, or a work that has become familiar.”
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“Time just gets away from us.”
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“It’s such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it.”
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“It hadn’t been so long ago, yet sometimes she felt that she’d been an altogether different person back then.”
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“Good leadership is like exercise. We do not see any improvement to our bodies with day-to-day comparisons. In fact, if we only compare the way our bodies look on a given day to how they looked the previous day, we would think our efforts had been wasted. It’s only when we compare pictures of ourselves over a period of weeks or months that we can see a stark difference. The impact of leadership is best judged over time.”
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“We rush back to our desks, we watch the clock, we live by appointments. And yet your 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. In other words, if you could change anything, would you?”
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“The feelings were still fresh as if it all just happened yesterday.”
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“After a while, though, even the deepest sorrow faltered, even the most penetrating despair lost its scalpel edge.”
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“The house looks exactly like it did when I was a kid. And my girl did that.”
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“I feel like the oldest person in the world with the longest stretch of life before me.”
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“We are not going back because the principles we defend are principles which endure from one generation to another.”
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“Until that summer, I had kept count of all the moons since the time my brother and I were alone upon the island. For each one that came and went I cut a mark in the pole beside the door of my house. There were many marks, from the roof to the floor. But after that summer I did not cut them any more. The passing of the moons now had come to mean little, and I only made marks to count the four seasons of the year. The last year I did not count those.”
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“After all this time, I know exactly where I belong. Here. With Edmond. And that’s how I live now.”
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“Time passes slowly when you’re young, and quickens as you get old. Summer lasted forever when I was seven, but now it only visits.”
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“When I was seven the days had more hours than I had use for and the distance between sun up and down again was a vast and lazy sprawl.”

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