Quotations About / On: TIME
Wise utilization of time makes life meanigful
The hunter at times comes home empty handed.
Wrist watch moves fast in amusing time.
(We like amusement but we can't tolerate loneliness.)
Time itself comes in drops.
(William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published 1909. A Pluralistic Universe, lecture 6, Peter Smith (1967).)
For us, the best time is always yesterday.
(Tatyana Tolstaya (b. 1951), Russian author. Independent (London, May 31, 1990).
Said of the Russians.)
Time is the only critic without ambition.
(John Steinbeck (1902-1968), U.S. author. Writers at Work, "On Critics," Fourth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1977).)
Time has nothing to do with the matter.
(Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Alceste, in The Misanthrope, act 1, sc. 2 (1666).
Alceste speaks about the writing of a good poem.)
Laws are silent in times of war.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher. Pro Milone, ch. 4, sct. 11 (44-43 B.C.).)
In time of war the laws are silent.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Pro Lilone, 11.)
Geological time is not money.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "More Maxims of Mark," p. 942, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)