21 Passing Of Time Quotes And Sayings

Have you ever experienced a life-altering event, such as a death or a major event, and suddenly everything is different? In the midst of all this, you realize that you’ve been living in the past and missing out on the future. These passing-of-time quotes about life after loss will inspire you to get your head in the game and focus on making your life better.

Oh my beloved life, wait a bit at my window,...
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Oh my beloved life, wait a bit at my window, go slowly, and let me enjoy it to the fullest. Debasish Mridha
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Time after time have nations, ay, and rich and strong nations, learned in the arts, been, and passed away to be forgotten, so that no memory of them remains. This is but one of several; for Time eats up the works of man. H. Rider Haggard
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Time is passing : not leaden stepping But sprinting on winged feet, Quick silver slipping by. Unknown
As the days dwindled towards the end of the week...
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As the days dwindled towards the end of the week I knew only one thing: I couldn't return to our old life. Haroon had taken Honour and Al with him, Ruth Ahmed
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...we're not eighteen anymore. We've lived. We've created things that last — things of joy, and things of burden. Dianna Hardy
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A moment of torture feels like an eternity, while an eternity of joy passes in a moment. Perhaps time is naught but an illusion. Richelle E. Goodrich
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The disappearance of the presence of beauty is the most despairing of events on this time-wheel of ours that rolls onward towards death. Roman Payne
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Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. Earl Nightingale
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Truth be told, loneliness had seeped into her bones with the passing of time until it had become her normal way of life. Katherine McIntyre
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To say that the frozen silence contracted itself into a yet higher globe of ice were to under-rate the exquisite tension and to shroud it in words. The atmosphere had become a physical sensation. As when, before a masterpiece, the acid throat contracts, and words are millstones, so when the supernaturally outlandish happens and a masterpiece is launched through the medium of human gesture, then all human volition is withered at the source and the heart of action stops beating. Such a moment was this. Irma, a stalagmite of crimson stone, knew, for all the riot of her veins that a page had turned over. At chapter forty? O no! At chapter one, for she had never lived before save in a pulseless preface. How long did they remain thus? How many times had the earth moved round the sun? How many times had the great blue whales of the northern waters risen to spurt their fountains at the sky? How many reed-bucks had fallen to the claws of how many leopards, while that sublime unit of two-figure statuary remained motionless? It is fruitless to ask. The clocks of the world stood still or should have done. Mervyn Peake
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I sat up in the strange bed fearing it had been a dream, afraid I would never see her again. Not because I wanted anything from her, only her presence. The disappearance of the presence of beauty is the most despairing of events on this time-wheel of ours that rolls onward towards death. Roman Payne
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Like a speeding train I am passing by... I don’t knowwhere I’m headingwith whom or whyall I know is that I will never, everpass from here againall I know is I’m skidding forwardon this track of life. Sanober Khan
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I blink January’s lashesand gush down December’s cheeks Sanober Khan
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I am not a man of my time. In fact I find it hard not to declare myself its enemy. Not, as I often remark, that I fail to understand it. My comment is merely a pious one. Because I am easy-going I prefer not to be aggressive or hostile and therefore I say that I do not understand those matters which I ought to say I hate or despise. I have sharp hears but I pretend to be hard of hearing, finding as I do that is more elegant to feign this handicap than to admit that I have heard some vulgar sound . Joseph Roth
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It's strange how in childhood it feels like tomorrow won't come until the end of forever, but in adulthood it feels like the end of forever could come tomorrow. Richelle E. Goodrich
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Time is an imp–a pesky, little, hellish troll that hastens the clock when I smile but then delays the passing of minutes when I frown. Richelle E. Goodrich
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Life may dawdle along in minutes but don't be deceived, for it will sprint by in years before you even notice. Richelle E. Goodrich
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At the beginning of the war… I had to look in on the War Office, and in a room I found a fellow… What do you think he was doing…what the hell do you think he was doing? He was devising the ceremonial for the disbanding of a Kitchener battalion. You can’t say we were not prepared in one matter at least…. Well, the end of the show was to be: the adjutant would stand the battalion at ease; the band would play Land of Hope and Glory, and then the adjutant would say: There will be no more parades…. Don’t you see how symbolical it was–the band playing Land of Hope and Glory, and then the adjutant saying: There will be no more parades?… For there won’t. There won’t, there damn well won’t. No more Hope, no more Glory, no more parades for you and me any more. Nor for the country…nor for the world, I dare say… None… Gone… Napoo finny! No…more…parades!. Ford Madox Ford
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Winter, spring, and summer, passed away during my labours; but I did not watch the blossoms or the expanding leaves – sights which before always yielded me supreme delight, so deeply was I engrossed in my occupation. Gris Grimly
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In reality, time doesn't pass; we pass. Time itself is invariant. It just is. Therefore, past and future aren't separate locations, the way New York and Paris are separate locations. And since the past isn't a location, you can't travel to it. Michael Crichton