10 Plus 2 Tributes to Time

Time is. Time was. Time is past. Time is a difficult thing to pin down! As one year turns into anther, we thought this would be a good time to explore that most elusive of all concepts. Here are some thoughts on the subject:


1. Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life. William Faulkner

2. 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

3. The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.  Abraham Lincoln

4. The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.  C. S. Lewis

5. Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go.  Henry Austin Dobson

6. Time is money.  Benjamin Franklin

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

8. We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.  William Shakespeare

9. 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

10. Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back. Harvey MacKay

Our own take on time:

Time is a concept, not a reality. We create the illusion of time, but time, as most beings define it, doesn’t really exist. Orazio, the Time Master (Time’s Secret)

And our all-time favorite remark about time:

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. Albert Einstein

About jmdattilo

J.M. Dattilo is our pen name. We are the authors of the Time's Edge sci-fi/fantasy series.

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