Quotations About / On: TIME
Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.
(David Lloyd George (1863-1945), Welsh Liberal politician, prime minister.
Comment on preparations for the Versailles Peace Conference, Nov. 1918.)
But time growing old teaches all things.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 981.)
Gain time to lose.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Worstward Ho, p. 20, Grove Press (1983).)
Eternitywaste of time.
(Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972), U.S.-born-French author. quoted in "Gods," Adam, no. 299 (1962).)
Consciousness is our only reprieve from Time.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Procrastination is the thief of time.
(Edward Young (1683-1765), British poet, playwright. repr. In Complete Works, ed. J. Doran (1968). Night 1, l. 393, The Complaint, or Night-Thoughts on Life, Death and Immortality (1742-1746).)
The surest poison is time.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Old Age," Society and Solitude (1870).)
The inmost in due time becomes the outmost.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
Great towers take time to construct.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 75, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970).)
All my possessions for a moment of time.
(Elizabeth I (1533-1603), British Queen of England. Alleged last words.)