25 Quotes About Time Passing Us By

Time Passing Us By

From a very young age, we were taught the age-old saying of time and tide waits for none. During that time it may have seemed meaningless as when we are young, it seems like we have all the time in the world to worry about the lack of time. But as we grow older we are hit with the harsh reality that indeed time is uncontainable like water in a stream. When someone we love passes away, we truly understand the meaning of time. 

  1.  “Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.- Haruki Murakami
  2. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”- Earl Nightingale.
  3. Time moves slowly but passes quickly.— Alice Walker
  4. “Has it ever struck you … that life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going? It’s really all memory … except for each passing moment.”- Eric Kandel.
  5. Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it. But you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.— Marvey Mackat 
  6.  “Everybody knows that once you passed it, you can’t go back.”- Claire Cook.
  7. “I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.” – Judith Minty
  8. “The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.”- E.A. Bucchianeri.
  9.  “And therein lies the whole of man’s plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.” – Milan Kundera
  10. But meanwhile, time flies; it flies never to be regained.–Virgil
  11. “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” – Harvey Mackay
  12. “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”  – C.S. Lewis
  13. “The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own.” – Charles Caleb Colton
  14. “No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.” – Haruki Murakami
  15. “The future starts today, not tomorrow.” – Pope John Paul II
  16. “It’s strange how time can make a place shrink, make its strangeness ordinary.” – Veronica Roth
  17. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin
  18. “Although we try to control it in a million different ways, the only things you can ever really do to time are enjoy it, or waste it. That’s it.” – A.J. Compton
  19. “The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” – Niccolo Machiavelli
  20. “Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.” – Khalil Gibran
  21. “One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.” – John Green
  22. “Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.” – Jean de La Bruyère
  23. “Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
  24. “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.” – William Shakespeare
  25. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you won’t do anything about it.” – M. Scott Peck

When someone we love passes away we always wish for one thing, more time. The value of time is only understood when it is truly gone, Let these quotes help you comprehend the value of time.