Time Quotes

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand and Eternity in an hour

Monday, November 28th, 2011
sun through haze

An “augury” is an omen, a sign of things to come. Augury can also be the practice of being sensitive to omens – like divination, or magical foresight. In this case, the poem is a series of pairs of lines that can be read as comparing good and evil, kindness and cruelty, beauty and corruption – auguries that challenge us to be aware…

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Roads go ever ever on

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
woodland road

Coming to a rise he could see his own Hill in the distance, and he stopped suddenly and said:

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone…

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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us

Friday, August 26th, 2011
shell in the palm of a hand

“Always after a defeat and a respite, the Shadow takes another shape and grows again.”

“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…”

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The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
moving water

You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable.

You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and…

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Now is the only time there ever is to do a thing in

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
leaf and skyline

“…I want you to give me a deed of gift, or some legal paper.”

“Well, well,” said St. Clare, “I will;” and he sat down, and unfolded a newspaper to read.

“But I want it done now,” said Miss Ophelia.

“What’s your hurry?”

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Five years is nothing in a man’s life except when he is very young and very old

Saturday, June 26th, 2010
old and young hands

Now Wang Lung’s uncle and his wife had long since smoked all the flesh off their bones and they lay day in and day out on their bed like two dry old sticks, and there was no warmth in them. And Wang Lung heard his uncle…

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Time is the longest distance between two places

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
pale moon

Not long after that I was fired for writing a poem on the lid of a shoe-box. I left Saint Louis. I descended the steps of this fire escape and followed, from then on, in my father’s footsteps, attempting to find in great motion what was…

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Suspect Each Moment, for it is a Thief, Tiptoeing Away with More than it Brings

Thursday, March 18th, 2010
looking at the angles

Little in the way of eyebrows. Little in the way of lips: my mouth, its two wiggles fitted with a wary set as if ready to dart into an ambiguous flurry of expressions, has never pleased me, though it has allegedly pleased others. Chin a…

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Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
clock face

The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour. You do not work, you do not read, you do not daydream. If you sleep it is not because you need…

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Embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
savior cat and child

…is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless?

But if in you thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons…

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A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

It has been almost painful to find how much good enthusiasm has been evaporated during the last four years. I can now walk soberly through a Brazilian forest; not but what it is exquisitely beautiful, but now, instead of seeking for splendid contrasts, I compare the stately mango trees with the horse-chestnuts of England. Although…

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If timesaving devices really saved time, there would be more time available to us now than any other time in history.

Friday, February 20th, 2009
black kitty

Practically speaking, if timesaving devices really saved time, there would be more time available to us now than any other time in history. But, strangely enough, we seem to have less time than even a few years ago. It’s really great fun to go someplace where there are no timesaving…

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