80 Best Time Quotes of All Times

Best Time Quotes: As we get older we really start to realize that time is very precious, and that we need to realize how important it really is. Because once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. Below we have compiled what we believe are some of the best time quotes to really drive home that time is very important and that we need to make sure that we use to correctly.

Common Ask Questions about Time

How do you explain time?

Physicists define time as the progression of events from the past to the present into the future. Basically, if a system is unchanging, it is timeless. Time can be considered to be the fourth dimension of reality, used to describe events in three-dimensional space.

Is time a concept?

The concept of time is self-evident. An hour consists of a certain number of minutes, a day of hours and a year of days. But we rarely think about the fundamental nature of time, says one expert. The concept of time is self-evident

Is time a human concept?

Philosophers can agree that physical time exists outside of the human mind and is objective, and psychological time is mind-dependent and subjective.

Our Favorite Time Quotes

“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying.”

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Tweet

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

“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”

“How did it get so late so soon?”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses Tweet

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

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

“Time is an illusion.”

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

“The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.”

“You may delay, but time will not.”

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


“It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.”

“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”

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

Stephen King, The Green Mile Tweet

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

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

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

“I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.”

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

“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”

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

Henry David Thoreau, Walden Tweet

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”

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

“The future came and went in the mildly discouraging way that futures do.”

“The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.”

Henry David Thoreau, Walden Tweet

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

“Lost Time is never found again.”

Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack Tweet

“It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”

Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility Tweet

“There will be time, there will be time To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet.”

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

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


“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”

“The future starts today, not tomorrow.”

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

“Fantasy, if it's really convincing, can't become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time.”

“Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.”

William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury Tweet

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

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

“Punctuality is the thief of time”

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

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

Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper Tweet

“There's no advantage to hurrying through life." -Shikamaru Nara”

“Time's the thief of memory

Stephen King, The Gunslinger Tweet

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.”

Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson Tweet

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

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

“Time will explain.”

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

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

“I'd like to get away from earth awhile And then come back to it and begin over. May no fate wilfully misunderstand me And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return. Earth's the right place for love: I don't know where it's likely to go better.”

“the tired sunsets and the tired people - it takes a lifetime to die and no time at all.”

“Eternity is in love with the productions of time.”

William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Tweet

“Time is not the great teacher. Experience is. A man may live a whole life, but if he never leaves his home to experience that life, he dies knowing nothing. A mere child who has suffered and lived can be the wiser of the two.”

“When you are measuring life, you are not living it.”

Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper Tweet

“Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.”

Alice Walker, The Color Purple Tweet

“It's such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it.”

Mitch Albom, For One More Day Tweet

“Where your attention goes, your time goes”

“The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.”

“Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they're like dog months.”

“Time has no meaning, Love will endure..”

“Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend.”


“The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.”

“Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.”

“Time management is about life management.”

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”

“The main problem with this great obsession for saving time is very simple: you can't save time. You can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly.”

Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh Tweet

“Time heals all wounds. But not this one. Not yet.”

“Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough.”

“Time, as far as my father was concerned, was a gift you gave to other people.”

“Nothing endures but change.”