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Have you noticed that I’m fascinated with time (and the concept of time travel)? If you have not – I am (and if you have – I still am)! I don’t seem to be the only one who’s thought a bit about this: here’s my collection of witticisms about time.

Albert Einstein:

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

Hector Berlioz:

Time is a great teacher,

but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Art Buchwald:

We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today.

I don’t think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great.

If you’re hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time.

Or the shortened form, made popular by Quintus Horatius Flaccus:

Carpe diem.

As you may or may not know, this means “Seize the day”. Interestingly, the same guy coined the phrase Nunc est bibendum, which means basically the same thing as carpe diem: “Let’s drink”! 😉

Even more interestingly, the complete phrase is: Nunc est bibendum, nunc pede libero pulsanda tellus, which may have been the inspiration for the movie “Footloose”, which is also about seizing the day and dancing the night away, when you think about it. The translation reads: “Now is the time to drink, now the time to dance footloose upon the earth”!


Back to time!

(Please note I said “to”, not “in”!)

Stephen King:

Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. Time takes it all, time bears it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and somtimes we lose them there again.

Emily Dickinson:

Forever is composed of Nows.


In time, I will probably expand this list of quotations.


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