Time Quotes

Previously, Newton considered time to be moving like a straight arrow which unerringly flies forward toward its target. Nothing could deflect or change the course of this arrow once it was shot. Einstein, however, showed that time was more like a mighty river, moving forward but often meandering through twisting valleys and plains. The presence of matter or energy might momentarily shift the direction of the river, but overall the river’s course was smooth: It never abruptly ended or jerked backward. However, Gödel showed that the river of time could be smoothly bent backward into a circle. Rivers, after all, have eddy currents and whirlpools. In the main, a river may flow forward, but at the edges there are always side pools where water flows in a circular motion. -Michio Kaku

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. -Marcus Aurelius

How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks -Marcus Aurelius

Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace. -Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour. -Victor Hugo

If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away. -Victor Hugo

The deepest and most lifelike emotion has been expressed, and that’s the reason they have taken so long to execute. -Rembrandt

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. -Homer

I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then. -Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

A world of “if”s, but it would make no difference. If I could go back in time… but I couldn’t. The past was behind me. The best thing now would be to stop looking over my shoulder. It was time to forget the past and look to the present and future. – Darren Shan, A Living Nightmare

Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn’t exist and never shall. There is only now. -Christopher Paolini

Time is a river…and books are boats. Many volumes start down that stream, only to be wrecked and lost beyond recall in its sands. Only a few, a very few, endure the testings of time and live to bless the ages following. -Dan Brown