The 20 Greatest Time Passing Quotes

Here’s a list of the 20 greatest quotes (well according to me anyway!) about time passing too quickly.

1/ “Time does not pass, it continues” – Marty Rubin

2/ “Our life is made up of time. Our days are measured in hours, our pay measured by those hours, our knowledge is measured by years. And yet time eventually runs out and you wonder in your heart of hearts if those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades were being spent the best way they possibly could.” – Cecelia Ahern

3/ “People who kill time are themselves not alive.”- Amit Abraham

4/ “The proper, wise balancing of one’s whole life may depend upon the feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour.” – Arnold Bennett

5/ “It’s lost time that matters – the time between time – the moments when you forget time and life just happens.” – Chloe Thurlow

6/ “Nothing ever stayed the same. There was no force in this world strong enough to withstand the march of time.” – Sam J. Charlton

7/ “You have got to own your days and live them, each one of them, every one of them, or else the years go by and none of them belong to you.” – Herb Gardner

8/ “Even at 80, I shall say that I am yet to start, for that shall give me the real reason never ever to look back and see what I have done but to look ahead and see the marvelous things I shall be able to do and the distinctive footprints I shall be able live and leave with the very seconds that shall be ahead of me! Life must never be over until all is over!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

9/ “Each generation searches their memories for time lost, feels the urgent exigencies of the present, and worries about the uncertainty of the future. Akin to preceding generations, how we live, the choices we make for surviving and loving, is our story.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

10/ “No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.” – Haruki Murakami

11/ “Seize the day, then let it go.” – Marty Rubin

12/ “Time is an abstraction of eternity. A glimpse, for mortals, of what could be if we spend ours wisely in life.” – Dean Cavanagh

13/ “You are nothing but a number of days, and whenever a day passes away, a part of you passes away” – al-Hasan al-Basri

14/ “How can you waste time? You have only so much to use, and no matter what you do, it still passes.” – Felix Salten

15/ “When you think about how time is passing, think about how you can use what is passing with time. You can’t stop time but you can use or misuse what is passing with time” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

16/ “Time passes, like clouds in the sky. Weeks and months go by as if they were a single day. Summer fades to fall, winter yields to spring, different minutes of the same hour.” – Martel, Yann

17/ “Although we try to control it in a million different ways, the only things you can ever really do to time are enjoy it, or waste it. That’s it.” – A.J. Compton

18/ “Start from here, now is all you have, there will never be a better place or time and by tomorrow you would have lost more time.” – Malti Bhojwani

19/ “Sure, everything is ending,” Jules said, “but not yet.” – Jennifer Egan

20/ “With enough time, you can get used to almost anything.” – Katherine Applegate

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