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Clocks Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Clocks.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world changed from having the determinism of a
clock to having the contingency of a pinball machine.
- Heinz R. Pagels

The cuckoo who is on to himself is halfway out of the clock.
- Wilson Mizner

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

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

Now a movie goes out to two, three thousand theaters
and by Friday night at 10 o'clock they know if you are in or out.
That desperate competition is, I think,
horrendous.
It's awful.
- Mark Rydell

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

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

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

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

You can never turn the clock back and,
since we're talking about mental health,
I would stress that.
- Peter Shilton

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

You have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time.
- Dave Winfield

They took away time, and they gave us the clock.
- Abdullah Ibrahim

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

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

No clock is more regular than the belly.
- Francois Rabelais

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

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

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

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

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

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

But I love New York.
I used to set my alarm clock when I was there,
and get up at 4am and get a coffee, just because I could.
- Gail Porter

I don't know if it's just me or everyone,
but the whole vibe with skiing is not so much thriving
on competition against others as it is against myself and the clock.
- Picabo Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

You were up at 5 o'clock in the morning,
and then you'd ride in a caravan, because we didn't
have big movie trucks or trailers that is the hardware of a movie camp.
- Marguerite Moreau

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

Making a book is a craft, like making a clock;
it needs more than native wit to be an author.
- Jean de la Bruyere

We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused,
but we have the power to determine the future and to
ensure that what happened never happens again.
- Paul Kagame

Those other 10 o'clock shows that come on,
all you get from them is headaches and nightmares when you go to bed!
At least we give you food, know what I mean?
- Emeril Lagasse

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

Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but
it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning.
You'll still find me in the library looking for luck
at 3 o'clock in the morning.
- Louis Nizer

Clock watchers never seem to be having a good time.
- James Cash Penney

There was a time...
when people didn't go out of their house on Tuesday
night at eight o'clock because Milton Berle was on.
- Ed McMahon

Rushing the ball is all about ball control.
If you run the ball, you control the clock.
If you control the clock, you usually control the game.
- Tiki Barber

If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood -
there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun)
with a few conifers mixed in.
This takes until 8 'o clock.
- Gustav Klimt

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

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

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

I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm
inspired at nine o'clock every morning.
- Peter De Vries

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

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

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

When it's three o'clock in New York,
it's still 1938 in London.
- Bette Midler


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