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Quotes about Time

Updated on March 18, 2013

What Does Time Mean to You?

Clocks are designed to measure physical time. Psychological time is private time, or brain time. It is best explained as an awareness of physical time. Psychological time is something that everyone experiences and is usually based on the enjoyment of the activity one is participating in.

Time really does seem to pass slow when waiting for a doctor's appointment, yet flies by while enjoying a casual conversation with an old friend. Individuals tend toe perceive time in different ways, perhaps depending on life events.

No matter what your belief or perception of time may be, these quotes by some great authors may be just the one you were looking for to describe what time means to you....

Kenny Chesney ~ Don't Blink

~ You may delay, but time will not. ~ Benjamin Franklin


~ Time is the wisest counselor of all. ~ Pericles

~ When in doubt, take more time. ~ John Zimmerman

~ You can never plan the future by the past. ~ Edmund Burke

~ Time is the only thief we can't get justice against. ~ Astrid Alauda

~ Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short. ~ Adam Hochschild

~ Among life's regrets is all the time wasted being early for everything. ~ Robert Brault

~ You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. ~James M. Barrie

~ For centuries, man believed that the sun revolves around the earth. Centuries later, he still thinks that time moves clockwise. ~ Robert Brault

~ Lost time is never found again. ~ Benjamin Franklin


~ Time is what prevents everything from happening at once. ~ John Archibald Wheeler

~ The present is a point just passed. ~ David Russell

~ If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? ~ John Wooden

~ Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. ~ Dion Boucicault

~ Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. ~ William Penn

~ Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ~ Carl Sandburg


~ Time is making fools of us again. ~ J.K. Rowling


~ How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on. ~ Zall's Second Law

~ A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours. ~ John B. Priestly

~ Let not the sands of time get in your lunch. ~ Tony Hendra

~ Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. ~ Faith Baldwin

~ Time is a figure eight, at its center the city of Deja Vu. ~ Robert Brault

~ For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. ~ Doug Larson

~ Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent. ~ Yevgeny Yevtushenko


~ Know how to live the time that is given you. ~ Dario Fo

~ Time moves in one direction, memory in another. ~ William Gibson

~ As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. ~ Henry David Thoreau

~ Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression. ~ Mark Helprin

~ Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. ~ Ambrose Bierce

~ The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. ~ Paul Valery

~ Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use. ~ Thomas J. Watson

~ People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness. ~ John Wanamaker

~ For centuries, man believed that the sun revolves around the earth. Centuries later, he still thinks that time moves clockwise. ~ Robert Brault


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      Phoebe Pike 

      7 years ago

      Very thought provoking.

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      TheWhisper 

      7 years ago from Macomb,MI

      Thank you for providing us with these wise quotes. I love them all and believe they give the true meaning to "time".

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