Time Quotes

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Time Quotes

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”

Anthony G. Oettinger

“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.”

Dave Eggers

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“How did it get so late so soon?”

Dr. Seuss

“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”

Roy T. Bennett

“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”

Paulo Coelho

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”

Mother Theresa

“You can have it all. Just not all at once.”

Oprah Winfrey

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”

Coco Chanel

“Time is the longest distance between two places.”

Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

“Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite”

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

“They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!”

Dr. Seuss

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

Charles Darwin, The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin

“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.”

Taylor Swift

“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”

Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

“Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.”

Kurt Vonnegut

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”

Lao Tzu

“It’s hard being left behind. (…) It’s hard to be the one who stays.”

Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

“Time is an illusion.”

Albert Einstein

“You may delay, but time will not.”

Benjamin Franklin

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

“Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.”

Jean de La Bruyère, Les Caractères

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”

Bill Watterson

“Time is a game played beautifully by children.”

Heraclitus, Fragments

“It’s dark now and I am very tired. I love you, always. Time is nothing.”

Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

“Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.”

Jorge Luis Borges

“One day spent with someone you love can change everything.”

Mitch Albom, For One More Day

“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.”

Stephen King, The Green Mile

“Time is what we want most,but what we use worst.”

William Penn

“My past is everything I failed to be.”

Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

“The future is uncertain but the end is always near.”

jim morrison

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.”

Jean Genet

“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured.At least by the person who’s waiting.”

Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”

Alan Watts

“There are memories that time does not erase… Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.”

Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

“As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.”

Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.”

Jean-Paul Sartre , Nausea

“Time can be a greedy thing-sometimes it steals the details for itself.”

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

“I’m not much but I’m all I have.”

Philip K Dick, Martian Time-Slip

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”

C.S. Lewis

“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.”

Tennessee Williams, Memoirs

“Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.”

Ray Cummings, The Girl in the Golden Atom

“Time is a slippery thing: lose hold of it once, and its string might sail out of your hands forever.”

Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Lost Time is never found again.”

Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

“Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Time spent with a cat is never wasted.”


“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.”

Coco Chanel

“Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.”

Miss Piggy

“The future starts today, not tomorrow.”

Pope John Paul II

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.”

Hans Christian Andersen

“Life is short. Focus on what really matters most. You have to change your priorities over time.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Punctuality is the thief of time”

Oscar Wilde

“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.”

Vincent Van Gogh

“The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now.”

Bill Cosby

“I always felt like I was meant to have been born in another era, another time.”

Johnny Depp

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.”

Charles Buxton

“Inelegantly, and without my consent, time passed.”

Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

“With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have”

Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

Masashi Kishimoto

“Time’s the thief of memory”

Stephen King, The Gunslinger

“Five minutes are enough to dream a whole life, that is how relative time is.”

Mario Benedetti

“Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.”

Benjamin Disraeli

“The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.”

Dante Alighieri

“Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.”

David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

“Time will explain.”

Jane Austen, Persuasion

“The best things are never arrived at in haste. God is in no hurry; His plans are never rushed.”

Michael Phillips

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