— David Levithan, buch Letztendlich sind wir dem Universum egal
„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 clock ticked with empty urgency, as though trying to catch up with the time. In the street a siren howled.“
— Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
Invisible Man (1952), Chapter 14.
„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.
„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
„The human race, whose intelligence dates back only a single tick of the astronomical clock, could hardly hope to understand so soon what it all means.“
— James Jeans British mathematician and astronomer 1877 - 1946
The Stars in their Courses (1931), p. 153.
— Larry Niven, Flatlander
"Flatlander" (1967), first published in If (March 1967)
„It is time to stop seeing faith as a virtue, and to stop using the term “person of faith” as a compliment.“
— Jerry Coyne, buch Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible
Faith vs. Fact (2015), p. 260
„“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, Audition
Audition (1997), like it was chipping away at at me, at my life.“ Chapter Five, Yoshikawa Asami