— Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
„When I confessed my sins, I labored to remember the time when and the place where I committed them.“
— Ann Lee English Shaker leader 1736 - 1784
The Communistic Societies of the United States (1875), Context: When I confessed my sins, I labored to remember the time when and the place where I committed them. And when I had confessed them, I cried to God to know if my confession was accepted; and by crying to God continually I traveled out of my loss.
— Johannes Kepler German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer 1571 - 1630
Temporis filia veritas; cui me obstetricari non pudet. As quoted in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, A search for Salvation (2007) by Shafique N. Virani, p. 28
— Ian Fleming, livro You Only Live Twice
You Only Live Twice (1964), Ch. 21 : Orbit
„A certain group of adolescents evidence clear “druggie” behavior and attributes some time before they actually begin drug use.“
— Virgil Miller Newton American priest 1938
On Teenage Drug Use, Miller Newton (1981). Gone Way Down: Teenage Drug-Use is a Disease, American Studies Press, Tampa, FL, pg 38.
„What are we doing all our lives but purchasing, or trying to purchase, time? And most of us, having grasped it with one hand, throw it away with the other.“
— George Gissing, livro The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft (1903), Context: Time is money — says the vulgarest saw known to any age or people. Turn it round about, and you get a precious truth —money is time. I think of it on these dark, mist-blinded mornings, as I come down to find a glorious fire crackling and leaping in my study. Suppose I were so poor that I could not afford that heartsome blaze, how different the whole day would be! Have I not lost many and many a day of my life for lack of the material comfort which was necessary to put my mind in tune? Money is time. With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise would not in any sense be mine; nay, which would make me their miserable bondsman. Money is time, and, heaven be thanked, there needs so little of it for this sort of purchase. He who has overmuch is wont to be as badly off in regard to the true use of money, as he who has not enough. What are we doing all our lives but purchasing, or trying to purchase, time? And most of us, having grasped it with one hand, throw it away with the other. Winter, § 24, p. 287; in Conducting Effective Faculty Meetings (2008) by Sue Ellen Brandenburg, p. 12 this appears paraphrased in the form: "Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious truth. Money is time."
„Children are game for anything. I throw them hard words, and they backhand them over the net. They love words that give them a hard time, provided they are in a context that absorbs their attention.“
— E. B. White American writer 1899 - 1985
Paris Review interview (1969)
„At first I didn't even realize she was pregnant. I kinda gotten used to her throwing up every time we had sex…“
— Larry the Cable Guy American stand-up comedian, actor, country music artist, voice artist 1963
Morning Constitutions (2007)
— Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
Red Bird (2008), Context: Two or three times in my life I discovered love. Each time it seemed to solve everything. Each time it solved a great many things but not everything. Yet left me as grateful as if it had indeed, and thoroughly, solved everything. "Sometimes", § 5
„I am always in the picture somewhere. The amount of space I use I am always in, I seem to move around in it. And there seems to be a time when I lose sight of what I wanted to do, and then I am out of it. If the picture has a countenance I keep it. If it hasn't, I throw it away.“
— Willem de Kooning Dutch painter 1904 - 1997
1950's, Quote of de Kooning, in: Modern Artists in America, First Series, R. Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt and B. Karpel eds., 1952 p. 12.
„The name Muhammad actually appears in the Qur'an only four times, and in three of those instances it could be used as a title – the "praised one" or "chosen one"“
— Robert Spencer American author and blogger 1962
rather than as a proper name. Did Muhammad Exist? (2012), p. 17
„The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.“
— Jack London American author, journalist, and social activist 1876 - 1916
— Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
Context: I consider that the building materials are exactly the same as what anybody else makes the thing out of. It's just the way they look at those materials is perhaps a narrower perspective. Time and those waves are at the disposal of anyone who wants to use them. As quoted in No Commercial Potential : The Saga of Frank Zappa (1972) by David Walley, p. 3.
„And here's to the songs we used to sing;
And here's to the times we used to know.
It's hard to hold them in our arms again,
But hard to let them go.“
— Neil Diamond American singer-songwriter 1941
Song lyrics, Beautiful Noise (1976), If You Know What I Mean
„There are many who would take my time. I shun them.
There are some who share my time. I am entertained by them.
There are precious few who contribute to my time. I cherish them.“
— Anton LaVey, livro The Devil's Notebook
The Devil's Notebook (1992)
„Observations give us two data, viz. the rate of expansion and the average density, and there are three unknowns: the value of λ, the sign of the curvature, and the scale of the figure, i. e. the units of R and of the time. The problem is indeterminate.“
— Willem de Sitter Dutch cosmologist 1872 - 1934
Kosmos (1932), Above is Beginning Quote of the Last Chapter: Relativity and Modern Theories of the Universe -->