Time Quotes


The Persistence of Memory, 1931
The Persistence of Memory, by Salvador Dalí


A few thought-provoking quotations relating to time:

Ah! the clock is always slow; it is later than you think.

Robert W. Service (1874-1958)

Alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine are weak dilutions. The surest poison is time.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

But meanwhile it is flying, irretrievable time is flying.

Virgil (70-19 BC)

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

I believe that nothing that exists can be temporal, and that therefore time is unreal.

John McTaggart (1866-1925)

HAMM: What time is it? CLOV: The same as usual.

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.

Dion Boucicault (1820-1890)

Time the devourer of everything.

Ovid (43 BC-17 AD)

One thought on “Time Quotes

  1. “Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” – Stephen Wright

    Probably my favorite time-related quote.


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