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Time and tide wait for no man

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Lisagran Mon 20-May-19 14:31:08

Following on, in a way, from*Maw*’s post about instinctively knowing the time - and also from chats, after seeing a recent local production of Pericles, about the phrase “Time’s the king of men” - I’ve been googling “time” quotes........ (I’m minding a (very quiet) shop for a friend today smile)

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not yet come. We only have today. Let us begin

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

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana (Sorrysmile)

eazybee Mon 20-May-19 14:53:31

I wasted time, and now doth Time waste me:
Richard 11

MiniMoon Mon 20-May-19 16:02:23

"^Time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time".

Sorry, I don't know the source.

DoraMarr Mon 20-May-19 16:09:38

“It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.”
― George Harrison

Lisagran Mon 20-May-19 16:14:59

Marthe Troly- Curtis apparently, MiniMoon !

Marthe Troly-Curtin is best remembered as the author of the Phrynette novels, the first one of which, in an advertisement in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, was described as "The Most Talked-About Book in London Today" in June 1911. Troly-Curtin's novel Phrynette Married (1912) is the earliest certain source of our Quote of the Day - “Time you enjoy wasting us not wasted time” The quote has been attributed to philosopher and logician, Bertrand Russell as well as to singer, song writer, John Lennon, and has been misstated and paraphrased by many others since appearing in Phrynette Married.

Lisagran Mon 20-May-19 16:17:46

Curtin, not Curtis smile

Fennel Mon 20-May-19 16:21:57

Ecclesiastes 3:
"To Everything There is a Season
1 To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: 2a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build,…"

farview Mon 20-May-19 16:33:14

Three of the things you cannot recover in life:the WORD after its said,the MOMENT after its missed and the TIME after its gone...

Eglantine21 Mon 20-May-19 16:43:18

Even such is time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust.....

Sir Walter Raleigh

BBbevan Mon 20-May-19 17:23:08

Procrastination is the thief of time.

DoraMarr Mon 20-May-19 19:03:59

Doesn’t have the word “time”, but is about its passing:
“Golden lads and girls all must as chimney sweepers come to dust.”
Golden lads was a Warwickshire term for dandelions, and chimney sweepers was the term for what we call dandelion clocks. I think it’s lovely.
― William Shakespeare, Cymbeline

GrandmaKT Mon 20-May-19 19:52:44

"Now let us sport us while we may,
And now, like amorous birds of prey,
Rather at once our time devour
Than languish in his slow-chapped power."
Andrew Marvell - To His Coy Mistress

EllanVannin Mon 20-May-19 20:12:46

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Nico97 Mon 20-May-19 20:23:00

Tomorrow never comes...
It did yesterday....

Paul Calf

Apologies for lowering the tone grin

Elegran Mon 20-May-19 21:01:18

^The grave's a fine and private place,
But none, methinks, do there embrace.^

lemongrove Mon 20-May-19 21:07:52

Nico grin ah, Paul ( and Pauline) Calf....what legends.🤣

lemongrove Mon 20-May-19 21:08:40

Tempis Fugit ( when you’re having fun) wink

Jomarie Mon 20-May-19 22:38:06

On a lighter more frivolous note "call me what you like but don't call me late for dinner" {grin}

Jomarie Mon 20-May-19 22:38:57


BradfordLass72 Mon 20-May-19 23:21:09

I can waste so much time on Gransnet


LullyDully Tue 21-May-19 08:11:06

Jam today but never jam tomorrow. I think that is remembered correctly.

Elegran Tue 21-May-19 10:12:27

Think it was jam yesterday and jam tomorrow, but never jam today.

Teetime Tue 21-May-19 10:21:42

Time after Time - Cyndi Lauper - brilliant nostalgic song.

Miep1 Tue 21-May-19 12:26:15

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.
Khalil Gibran The Prophet

Lisagran Tue 21-May-19 12:42:22

That’s lovely, Miepl