Quotations About / On:
You know, sometimes, when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing.
(George McGovern (b. 1922), U.S. Democratic politician. Quoted in Guardian (London, March 14, 1990).)
For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.
(Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Oct. 29, 1964, New York City.)
From time to time I listen to what you are saying, just in case a response is needed.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
Any time you've got nothing to doand lots of time to do itcome on up.
(Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Flower Belle Lee (Mae West), My Little Chickadee, to a would-be conquest (1940).)
I feel like my sixteenth birthday and the time I graduated from high school, and the first time I flew solo all wrapped up in one.
(Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Fleming. Dorinda Durston (Irene Dunne), A Guy Named Joe, when she's wearing the new dress Pete gave her (1943).
Adaptation by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan from an original story by Chandler Sprague and David Boehm; original name, James Dalton Trumbo.)
Women had to deal with the men's response when the women wanted more time "out" of the home; men now must deal with the women's response as men want more time "in."
(Kyle D. Pruett (20th century), professor, child psychiatrist. The Nurturing Father, ch. 1 (1987).)
Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a time to take one's own way at all hazards.
(Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #49, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
Now is the time for drinking [nunc est bibendum], now is the time to make the earth shake with dancing.
(Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Odes, bk. 1, ode 37, l. 1 (23 B.C.), trans. by Kate Hughes (1995).
Ode on the death of Cleopatra.)
It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.
(Antonin Artaud (1896-1948), French theatre producer, actor, theorist. repr. in Selected Writings, pt. 24, ed. Susan Sontag (1976). Appeal to Youth: Intoxication-Disintoxication (1934).)
Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all.
(John Berger (b. 1926), British author, critic. repr. In Keeping a Rendezvous (1992). "That Which Is Held," Village Voice (New York, Apr. 13, 1982).)