„Because Father said clocks slay time. He said time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.“
„A junky runs on junk time. When his junk is cut off, the clock runs down and stops. All he can do is hang on and wait for non-junk time to start. A sick junkie has no escape from external time, no place to go. He can only wait.“
— William S. Burroughs, buch Junkie
— Стив Гудман American folk music singer-songwriter 1948 - 1984
„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)
„When I was a boy, I had a clock with a pendulum that could be lifted off. I found that the clock went very much faster without the pendulum. If the main purpose of a clock is to go, the clock was the better for losing its pendulum. True, it could no longer tell the time, but that did not matter if one could teach oneself to be indifferent to the passage of time. The linguistic philosophy which cares only about language and not about the world, is like the boy who preferred the clock without the pendulum because, although it no longer told the time, it went more easily than before and at a more exhilarating pace.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1950s, Foreword to Ernest Gellner Words and Things (1959)
„Do days exist without calendars? Does time pass when there are no human hands left to wind the clocks?“
— Howard Koch, War Of The Worlds : The Invasion From Mars
— Nelson Algren, buch The Man with the Golden Arm
The Man with the Golden Arm (1949), Context: The clock in the room above the Safari told only Junkie Time. For every hour here was Old Junkie's Hour and the walls were the color of all old junkies' dreams: the hue of diluted morphine in the moment before the needle draws the suffering blood. / Walls that went up and up like walls in a troubled dream. Walls like water where no legend could be written and no hand grasp metal or wood. [... ] He was falling between glacial walls, he didn't know how anyone could fall so far away from everyone else in the world. So far to fall, so cold all the way, so steep and dark between those morphine-colored walls of [an addict]'s terrible pit. Frankie Machine above the Club Safari, where drug is sold.
„At the end of the season of sorrows comes the time of rejoicing. Spring, like a well-oiled clock, noiselessly indicates this time.“
— Roger Zelazny American speculative fiction writer 1937 - 1995
First lines of Zelazny's first published short story, Passion Play (1962)
— David Levithan, buch Letztendlich sind wir dem Universum egal
— Christopher Marlowe, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
— Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993
I'm a Born Liar (2003), Imposing another time powered by the Clock of the Imagination, however, can refuse his law. Here, freed of the Grim Reaper's scythe, we learn that pain is knowledge and all knowledge pain. "Death"
„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
„"Come, come," said Tom's father, "at
your time of life,
There's no longer excuse for thus
playing the rake--
It is time you should think, boy, of
taking a wife."
"Why, so it is father--whose wife
shall I take?"“
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
A Joke Versified http://books.google.com/books?id=ENdgFkCgU3gC&pg=PA486&q=%22a+joke+versified%22#v=onepage
„Faust felt like this. The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike, the devil will come and Faustus must be damned … How long did he buy with the currency of his soul — ten years?“
— John Brunner, buch Morgenwelt
Stand on Zanzibar (1968), continuity (12) "It's Supposed To Be Automatic But Actually You Have To Press This Button"
— Elliott Smith American singer-songwriter 1969 - 2003
Lyrics, New Moon (posthumous, 2007), Going Nowhere.