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Top Time Quotes And Sayings|Is Time Only an Illusion?| 10 Best Time Quotes | Thought Provoking Quotes About Time

Updated on April 3, 2015

I am afraid to blink!

Is the clock really ticking?
Is the clock really ticking?
Does Einstein still exist? Does the past still exist?
Does Einstein still exist? Does the past still exist?
Is time only an illusion?
Is time only an illusion?
Is Father Time an outdated concept?
Is Father Time an outdated concept?
Like the sands in the hourglass...
Like the sands in the hourglass...
Is time the ultimate reaper of humankind?
Is time the ultimate reaper of humankind?

One may believe that time heals all wounds, that the passage of time is something to celebrate, and that time is on one’s side, or one may believe that time is a killer, the ultimate destroyer, and the most powerful force in the universe; however, everyone knows that time exists, right? The short answer is no.

Furthermore, even if two people agree that time exists, they may see time very differently. This Hub will look a time through different lenses, and, hopefully, this Hub will stick in your mind for at least a short time.

"...for us physicists believe the separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one."-Albert EinsteinThis quote inspired this Hub because I could not stop asking myself when an illusion does ceases to be a convincing illusion and become reality.

Time and I against any two. “– Baltasar Gracian-Time might be the most powerful thing in the universe, and yet some people say that it does not exist. In addition, this quote lets you know if I believe that time is an illusion or reality that can be manipulated to a small degree.

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending.-Carl Bard. I hope, in my heart of hearts, that this quote is true.

Putting of an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.-George H. Larimer. I know this is true because I have bought three books on how to overcome procrastination, over five years ago, and I still have not read them (stop laughing!).

Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.-Norman Vincent Peal. Forgetting, like time management, is still a skill I am trying to master. Today, many people ridicule Freud and his theories, but what happens in our childhood, and I would include the teen age years, can affect/effect one for a lifetime.

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one-step further, when life seems to be drained of all-purpose: what s wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page. - Eileen Caddy I think is the second time in my life that I have to start over again.

You cannot run away from a weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish: and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand? - Robert Luis Stevenson. It is so easy to run and so hard to turn around and charge the other way.

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness-or dream of the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated of it.-Henry Ward Beecher-I love this quote because it is so true. There are times where all you have is the pleasant feeling of the sun on your skin, the basic pleasure of food, and the company of friends to bring you happiness

It is never too late to be what you might have been.-George Eliot Okay, I think the biggest mistake one can make is to let one have too much influence on one’s life.

Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror. It's passing, yet I'm the one who's doing all the moving.-Martin Amis–This is the best description of time that I could find. The older one gets the louder and scarier the passing of time gets.

In closing, I thank you for sharing some of your time with me and reading my article. I look forward to hearing your opinions and theories on time. In order to be crystal clear, I believe that time is real and can be manipulated (e.g., the effect that high velocities can have on time).

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      Theresa Ast 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Patrick - You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Have a wonderful Christmas and we will hope for a healthier New Year. Take care.

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      5 years ago from Golden, CO

      Phdast7, thank you for the kind comments, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas. As an aside, I have been battling some minor health issues, but I plan to write more in the future.

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      Theresa Ast 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I love the Beecher comment. "You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated of it. " This is great because most parents, teachers, etc say "Don't waste time." which is a negative and few people respond positively to that kind of statement. But Beecher reframes it into a positive, time as something valuable we should fight for and resist being cheated of....I like that!

      Of course, I like the whole essay. Great quotes, pictures and good commentary. Hope you are well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Blessings! ~~Theresa

    • pmorries profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Golden, CO

      I hate to tell you this, but time winds in the end.

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      6 years ago from Golden, CO

      Time might be "slippery stuff" to wrap one's mind around, but time sure does make my knees hurt.

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      6 years ago from Cottage Grove, MN 55016

      Time is money. Just ask a businessman.

      "Time is slippery stuff," from a Science Fiction book I read long ago but forgot the title and author. A Physicist will agree with that statement. The word "time" itself has multiple meanings. What time is it? is different than "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party."

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      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Time is competition. The one thing I seem to always be playing against!


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