“Time: A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.”—The Free Dictionary by Farlex
What is time you might ask? The definition is at the beginning of this blog post. Over the years, many people have defined this mysterious concept in several ways. Below you will find some famous quotations about time.
“If you let slip time, like a neglected rose it withers on the stalk with languished head.”—John Milton
“Like the waves make toward the pebbled shore, so do our minutes hasten to their end.”—William Shakespeare
“The minutes ticked off like separate eternities.”—Dan Wakefield
“Time looked like snow dropping silently into a black room or…like a silent film in an ancient theater, one hundred billion faces falling like those New Year balloons, down, and down into nothing.”—Ray Bradbury
“Upon his silver hairs, time, like a Panama hat, sits on a tilt and smiles.”—Karl Shapiro
There is a time shift which has a peculiar name; it’s called the Graveyard Shift. The Graveyard Shift is a work shift usually from midnight until eight in the morning. The phrase, American slang and dating from the early part of the last century, is an allusion to the late hour of the shift, which works in the dead of the night when it is quiet and still as a graveyard.
I’m currently 65. As the aging process continues, I’m more aware of this construct called time which is shrinking with each passing day. The less I have of it, the more important it becomes. It’s essential to squeeze every bit of juice out of Life until the Man upstairs decides to turn off the switch.
This optimistic attitude of life is called kafi by the Greeks, joie de vivre by the French, and pasión por la vida by Latin Americans. Carpe Diem. Good Day.