— David Levithan, buch Letztendlich sind wir dem Universum egal
— Стив Гудман American folk music singer-songwriter 1948 - 1984
„Watch the grown ups all twirling with the clock throughout the day. Watch them spinning through the hours while the time hands tick away. They talk and grip the world, as they would catch a falling knife. Reality deceives them ’neath amusing games of life.“
— Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972
A Different Drum (2004), "Rhythm of Surrender"
„The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.“
— Georg Büchner, Leonce und Lena
Leonce and Lena (1838), Act II.
„It's no fun being a broody Iranian woman. Every time I said to people "My body clock is ticking," they would hit the ground!“
— Shappi Khorsandi Iranian born comedian 1973
Live at the Apollo (Series 4 Episode 2, December 2008)
„The house kept its own time, like the old-fashioned grandfather clock in the living room. People who happened by raised the weights, and as long as the weights were wound, the clock continued ticking away. But with people gone and the weights unattended, whole chunks of time were left to collect in deposits of faded life on the floor.“
— Haruki Murakami Japanese author, novelist 1949
A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel (1982), Chapter 32, An Unlucky Bend in the Road
„In railway halls, on pavements near the traffic,
They beg, their eyes made big by empty staring
And only measuring Time, like the blank clock.“
— Stephen Spender English poet and man of letters 1909 - 1995
Context: In railway halls, on pavements near the traffic, They beg, their eyes made big by empty staring And only measuring Time, like the blank clock. No, I shall weave no tracery of pen-ornament To make them birds upon my singing tree: Time merely drives these lives which do not live As tides push rotten stuff along the shore. "In Railway Halls, on Pavements Near the Traffic"
„Well I couldn't agree with you more, so the timing and the sense of urgency. That's why with everything within us we need to start literally banging garbage lids together, to create enough noise so that our neighbors and our co-workers realize where the time clock is at this point, because the second hand is literally banging up against 11:59 on the clock on freedom when it comes to health care.“
— Michele Bachmann American politician 1956
2010s, On right-wing radio station Hot Tea Radio, 2010-03-08 Erik Kleefeld Bachmann: 'We Need To Start Literally Banging Garbage Lids Together' Against Health Care Bill TPM via the Minnesota Independant 2010-03-10 http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/bachmann-we-need-to-start-literally-banging-garbage-lids-together-against-health-care-bill 2016-11-18
„“I really did suffer a lot,” she said, “and for a lot longer than I even care to remember. I was sure I’d never find anything to take the place of ballet, and it took all my energy just to get through each day. My parents and my friends all said that time alone would heal the wound, and I guess I knew it was true, but I wished I could hibernate or something, and let time go by without having to suffer through it. But of course the clock just kept slowly ticking away. Tick, tick, tick“
— Ryū Murakami, buch Audition
Audition (1997), like it was chipping away at at me, at my life.“ Chapter Five, Yoshikawa Asami
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
Culture and Value (1980), p. 8e
— Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017
Lyrics, Highway Companion (2006), Flirting with Time
„You can't gain one thing without loosing something else.
You can try to catch time, but try to catch a moment, it's better.
Days pass, and months go by
And the years come, and a decades gone
It always feels like times are ending
But they go on, and on, and on, and on.“
— Ross Mintzer American musician and performer 1987
Song lyrics, Lyrics to “Lost In America" (July 17, 2013) http://genius.com/Ross-mintzer-band-lost-in-america-lyrics/
— Paulo Coelho, buch Der Alchimist
The Alchemist (1988), Context: I ask myself: are defeats necessary? Well, necessary or not, they happen. When we first begin fighting for a dream, we have no experience and make mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. Introduction, p. xi.
— Christopher Marlowe, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus