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Clocks Quotes

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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

Related topics: Time

Clocks will go as they are set, but man,
irregular man, is never constant, never certain.
- Thomas Otway

Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it
self-evident to our enemies that they're going to get
their clocks cleaned if they start one.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

Calendars and clocks exist to measure time,
but that signifies little because we all know that
an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash,
according to how we spend it.
- Michael Ende

 

Having designed and built several clocks during my
career it suddenly occurred to me that when you look
at the face of a clock both hands have the same center.
- Kit Williams

I once made love for an hour and fifteen minutes,
but it was the night the clocks are set ahead.
- Garry Shandling

O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks,
or make the sun forget his motion!
- Ben Jonson

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At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians:
the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
- e. e. cummings

Our brains are seventy-year clocks.
The Angel of Life winds them up once for all,
then closes the case, and gives the key into the hand
of the Angel of the Resurrection.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I think that in the future, clocks won't say three o'clock anymore.
They'll just get right to the point and rename three o'clock 'Pepsi.'
- Doug Coupland

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
- Golda Meir

The clock talked loud.
I threw it away, it scared me what it talked.
- Tillie Olsen

Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock
every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
- Barbara Jordan

Work is a necessity for man.
Man invented the alarm clock.
- Pablo Picasso

I've got all the money I'll ever need,
if I die by four o'clock.
- Henny Youngman

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

If we were meant to be happy,
why did God create war, hunger, and the 11 o'clock news?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No, when I worked as an accountant I was falling asleep waiting for 5 o'clock.
- Heston Blumenthal

I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately,
instead of at three o clock in the morning.
- John Barrymore

I like to say I'm more conservative than Goldwater.
He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax.
- Pete Seeger

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

I want to turn the clock back to when people lived
in small villages and took care of each other.
- Pete Seeger

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go
on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace,
like a clock during a thunderstorm.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Even though it was six o'clock, there was no sense of approaching dawn.
- Mary Higgins Clark

It is the eve of St.
George's Day.
Do you not know that tonight, when the clock strikes midnight,
all the evil things in the world will have full sway?
- Bram Stoker

Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the
rest of the day will take care of itself.
- Elbert Hubbard

A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o clock,
runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
- Emily Bronte

A minister has to be able to read a clock.
At noon, it's time to go home and turn up the pot roast
and get the peas out of the freezer.
- Garrison Keillor

James Brown is important because he decorates the clock
correctly and he's good with lower mathematics.
Don't get me wrong - he's good.
- Don Van Vliet

The soldiers' last meal is generally served out about
five o'clock in the afternoon,
sometimes earlier; and a stretch of fourteen hours
intervenes between then and breakfast.
- Patrick MacGill

The first real thing I heard was Three O'Clock Blues by B.B.
King.
That's where it all began for me.
- Robin Trower

We usually never got out of there before four or five o'clock in the morning.
Every morning.
So it was rough.
- Cab Calloway

We do not believe voters gave President Bush a mandate
to turn back the clock decades on so many of our legal protections.
- Ralph Neas

When I was a junior, boys were allowed to come visit me at the house.
We could sit on the porch until about 8 o'clock at night;
that's when it started getting dark.
That was it.
- Daisy Fuentes

In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning,
day after day.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The game isn't over till the clock says zero.
- Paul Pierce

When I'm trying to go to sleep and there are little noises,
like a clock ticking or a fan squeaking,
it drives me completely insane.
- James Lafferty

I'll just tell you the way it is.
You ask me what time it is and I'm gonna tell you how to build a clock.
- Dick Dale

In baseball, you can't kill the clock.
You've got to give the other man his chance.
That's why this is the greatest game.
- Earl Weaver

And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry,
he will be but a walking dictionary:
a mere articulate clock.
- George Chapman

I wrote about people who liked fake fireplaces in their parlor,
who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was wonderful.
- Betty Smith

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock.
If I'm late start without me.
- Tallulah Bankhead

I think a lot of the problem is that at 8 o'clock there's nothing on for kids.
- Melissa Joan Hart

We will emerge stronger as a diverse community;
the area will be rebuilt with life around the clock,
new buildings, restaurants, places of entertainment.
- George Pataki

Any film I see at two o'clock in afternoon with my
mother seems to cast a strange spell that means we both come out sobbing.
- Jane Birkin

And while the U.S.
can never be 100 percent safe from a future strike,
our government is working around the clock on measures
to protect the American people.
- Roger Wicker

In the morning on Sunday, a drum is sounded at about 8 o'clock.
- William Brewster

I like to know where I'm going to be at seven o'clock.
- Andrea Martin

And at five o'clock in the morning we left to drive to Old Tucson,
and I sat with my mouth open in the van.
I was stunned by the beauty of that country.
- Erika Slezak

Since both its national products, snow and chocolate,
melt, the cuckoo clock was invented solely in order
to give tourists something solid to remember it by.
- Alan Coren

A clock struck out the hour of twelve,
and the bird in the hedgerow was still singing as we
marched out to the roadway,
and followed our merry pipers home to town.
- Patrick MacGill

I'm a 7 o'clock act.
My people want to go to a show, a dinner and then go home and go to bed.
- Louie Anderson

In any case, you can't turn back the clock.
- Michel Patini

If you run the ball, you control the clock.
If you control the clock, you usually control the game.
- Tiki Barber

I trust, that your readers will not construe my words to mean,
that I would not have gone to a 3 o'clock in the morning session,
for the sake of defeating the Nebraska bill.
- Gerrit Smith

There's no sense talking about priorities.
Priorities reveal themselves.
We're all transparent against the face of the clock.
- Eric Zorn

The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast,
and each drop of blood measures its time,
and our life is a lingering fever.
- Georg Buchner

It's a miserable life in Hollywood.
You're up at five or six o'clock in the morning to
be ready to start shooting at nine.
- William Wyler

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by
reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time
by watching the second hand of a clock.
- Ben Hecht

Switzerland is a small, steep country,
much more up and down than sideways,
and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built
on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.
- Ernest Hemingway

The hands of every clock are shears,
trimming us away scrap by scrap,
and every time piece with a digital readout blinks us towards implosion.
- Dean Koontz

Don't watch the clock; do what it does.
Keep going.
- Sam Levenson

In Switzerland they had brotherly love,
five hundred years of democracy and peace,
and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
- Graham Greene

The clock never stops, never stops, never waits.
We're growing old.
It's getting late.
- Ben Folds

I have a master plan as an artist.
I've always said I'm not going to be punching nobody's clock.
I will work as an artist to survive in this world.
- Erykah Badu

It's a whole team of people working 24 hours around
the clock to make me look like this.
- Clay Aiken

So when bands work with me and it's 10 o'clock,
usually you'd have to be getting out of the studio,
we could go on until 2 in the morning cause it's my place!
- Billy Sherwood

I live at home and, if I want to start work at 11 o'clock,
I can.
- Jilly Cooper


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