Quotations About / On: TIME

  • 41.
    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.)
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  • 42.
    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).)
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  • 43.
    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).)
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  • 44.
    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.)
  • 45.
    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).)
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  • 46.
    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).)
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  • 47.
    This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Oration, August 31, 1837, delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts. "The American Scholar," Emerson: Essays and Lectures, ed. Joel Porte (1983).)
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  • 48.
    Times of heroism are generally times of terror, but the day never shines in which this element may not work.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Heroism," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 49.
    We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).)
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  • 50.
    When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say.
    (Edith Wharton (1862-1937), U.S. author. Judith, in The Children, ch. 25 (1928).)
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