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Clocks Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Clocks

Please enjoy these Clocks Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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.

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

I realistically eat every hour and 15 minutes.
I watch the clock to see when I eat again.
I'm almost upset that I'm not eating now.
- Michael Todd

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

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

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

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

The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down,
and requires to be constantly wound up.
- William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

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

I literally have meetings at eight o'clock in the morning,
and I finish at nine o'clock at night.
It sounds pathetic, but I don't even have time to go shopping.
- Stella McCartney

I'd never choose to turn the clock back.
- Geri Halliwell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

Captain Clarke who had gone out yesterday with eighteen
men to bring in the meat we had killed the day before,
and to continue the hunt, came in at twelve o'clock.
- Meriwether Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 know I can get to the stage where I'm drinking a lot.
I tend to be rotten and groggy all day and hanging
out for the next drink and five o'clock,
ping!
I have to just stop.
- Trisha Goddard

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

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

But usually I'll wake up and start writing about nine o'clock.
I'll probably write for about three hours,
and I'll do that over the next month and a half.
- Stanley Tucci

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

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


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