Quotes about time

God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that He may love and perfect them. He created the universe, already foreseeing – or should we say ‘seeing’? there are no tenses in God – the buzzing cloud of flies about the cross, the flayed back pressed against the uneven stake, the nails driven through ... read more


Space and time, in their own fashion, mirror His greatness; all life, His fecundity; animal life, His activity.

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We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were no concern of the present speaker’s, and even with laughter. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin. The guilt is washed out not by tim... read more


Don’t resent the moments simply because they cannot be frozen. Taste them. Savour them. Give thanks for that daily bread. Manna doesn’t keep overnight. More will come in the morning.

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Time strips us. Time keeps us from turning into mini-dragons, hunkering down on our piles of whatever we use to give ourselves some sense of worth. And when we go dragonish anyway, time knocks us off, and sends moths and rust and destroyers after our stufff

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Seventy years. Eighty if you’re strong. Less if you’re like the Messiah. Look to Him and receive more grace. Stagger on. You can do it. Only a decade more. Or two. Or four. But there is a finish line. There will be an end to the weight on your back and the ache in your skull. This place is no Tartarus, and our God is no scrooge. He g... read more


Our attitude to time is not an extra commitment or idea. It is the medium in which everything else is done. It affects everything

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Drink your wine. Laugh from your gut. Burden your moments with thankfulness. Be as empty as you can be when that clock winds down. Spend your life. And if time is a river, may you leave a wake.

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