Time Quotes

41 of the best book quotes about time
  1. #1
    “Never is an awfully long time.”
    J.M. Barrie
    Peter Pan
  2. #2
    “I accept Time absolutely.
    It alone is without flaw,
    It alone rounds and completes all,
    That mystic baffling wonder.”
  3. #3
    “Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”
  4. #4
    “We ask for long life, but ‘tis deep life, or grand moments, that signify. Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical.”
  5. #5
    “Come what come may, time and the hour run through the roughest day.”
  6. #6
    “I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.”
  7. #7
    “And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me.
  8. #8
    “The days are long, but the years are short.”
  9. #9
    “There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.”
  10. #10
    The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience
  11. #11
    “It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
  12. #12
    The moment hung in time like a drop of honey from a spoon, heavy, golden.
  13. #13
    “Time brought resignation, and a melancholy sweeter than common joy.”
  14. #14
    “Actually, I am right on time.”
  15. #15
    “‘We must hurry!’ said Mr. Wonka. ‘We have so much time and so little to do! No! Wait! Strike that! Reverse it!‘”
  16. #16
    “Time is no more fixed than the stars. Time speeds and bends around planets and suns, is different in the mountains than in the valleys, and is part of the same fabric as space, which curves and swells as does the sea.”
  17. #17
    “Time, as far as my father was concerned, was a gift you gave to other people.”
  18. #18
    “Time will explain.”
    Jane Austen
  19. #19
    We play all day.
    We fight all night.”
    Dr. Seuss
    Hop On Pop
  20. #20
    “I suppose it’s like the ticking crocodile, isn’t it? Time is chasing after all of us.”
  21. #21
    “The end was contained in the beginning.”
    George Orwell
  22. #22
    “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
    George Orwell
  23. #23
    “Time ensures children never know their parents young.”
  24. #24
    “This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.”
  25. #25
    “Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.”
  26. #26
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
  27. #27
    “I’d cry, if only I had the time to do it.”
  28. #28
    For all evils there are two remedies - time and silence.
  29. #29
    “This is the time to merge his self in a great current, in the rising tide which is approaching to sweep us all, willing or unwilling, into the future.”
    Ayn Rand
    The Fountainhead
  30. #30
    “So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.”
  31. #31
    “Days. Weeks. Months. Who knows?”
    A. A. Milne
    Winnie the Pooh
  32. #32
    “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
    George Orwell
  33. #33
    “Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy ready-made things in the shops. But since there are no shops where you can buy friends, men no longer have any friends.”
  34. #34
    “Might take a day or two, but I’ll find a new one.”
  35. #35
    “Don’t argue, my dear child, please don’t argue!” cried Mr. Wonka. “It’s such a waste of precious time!”
  36. #36
    “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”
  37. #37
    “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.”
  38. #38
    “Nature’s first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.”
  39. #39
    “When I find myself focusing overmuch on the anticipated future happiness of arriving at a certain goal, I remind myself to ‘Enjoy now’. If I can enjoy the present, I don’t need to count on the happiness that is (or isn’t) waiting for me in the future”.”
  40. #40
    “Your face, my thane, is as a book where men
    May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
    Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,
    Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower,
    But be the serpent under’t.”
  41. #41
    “What a long time whoever lives here is answering this door.” And he knocked again.
    “But Pooh,” said Piglet, “it’s your own house!”
    “Oh!” Said Pooh. “So it is,” he said. “Well, let’s go in.”
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