Quotes on Time

"What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it, I do not know" (St Augustine, "Confessions", Book XI)
"Time is a great teacher. Unfortunately, it kills all its pupils" (Hector Berlioz)
"Time does not change us. It just unfolds us." (Max Frisch)
"Only when the clock stops does time come to life" (William Faulkner)
"Time is the substance I am made of" (Jorge Luis Borges, "A New Refutation of Time")
"Time is the longest distance between two places" (Tennessee Williams)
"The future is not what it used to be" (Paul Valery)
"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools, The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing" (William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5 Scene 5)
"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once" (Albert Einstein) also known as "Time is Nature's way of keeping everything from happening at one" (John Wheeler)
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood" (Marie Curie)
"A child of five would understand this... send someone to fetch a child of five" (Groucho Marx)
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