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(for vedic quotes on time choose v)




Fundamental to a language are:
1) the human being, respectively the group,
2) the circumstances of time and,
3) the categories.

These categories are:
a) generalizing,
b) expanding (as opposed to the more narrow lexical meaning)
c) deepening,
d) use based on concluding, as well as the
e) the change of meaning or semantic reversal
which also possibly takes place when works
are translated to another language or culture.

as abstracted from; 'Words after meditation'
Tominaga Nakamoto (1715-1746)

The filognostic translation of this would be:

The human being to time and circumstance
moving in categories of language
is of realization by language when he, translating previous cultures,
arrives at the conclusion that the deepening
and expanding of his concepts has a generalizing outcome:
unity out of diversity.


''We do not appreciate time
objectively as a physical thing;
that it is simply a pure form
of sensible intuition.'

Immanuel Kant


I'm interested in the future, because that's where Ill be for the rest of my life.

inventor Charles F. Kettering


Wie nooit tijd heeft, kan er niet mee omgaan.

(Who has no time, is unable to cope with it.)

(Wim Kan, Soms denk ik wel eens bij mezelf..., blz. 34)


"The time frame of ultimate existence and of moral truths must be of a different realm, and this is the sacred."


"What is sacred is the order that links our activities with an overarching meaning."


" Sacred time is the collapse of the past and future into an eternal now so that the heroics of our ancestors and our descendants are forever part of the present. "


Prof. M. Kearl on sacred time in: " A Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace: Times Sacred and profane"



Hoe denkt u dat de wereld er over vijfentwintig jaar uit zal zien?
Ik denk: Totaal anders dan ik nu denk.

( Future

How do you think the world will look like in twenty-five years?
I think: totally different from what I think now)

(Wim Kan, Soms denk ik wel eens bij mezelf..., blz. 12)


We do not appreciate time objectively as a physical thing; that it is simply a pure form of sensible intuition.


Immanuel Kant

Lord Krishna in: Vyasa Deva , Bhagavad Gita

(4 - 2) Thus one following the other, the saintly kings received this science understanding it that way but in the course of time in this world this great way of connecting oneself was scattered, o subduer of the enemies  

(4 - 38) Surely there exists nothing of knowledge in this world that can compare to this purification and he who is mature in his own yoga will enjoy that in due course of time within himself.

(7 - 8) I am the taste of water, o son of Kuntî, the light I am of the moon and the sun, the pranava [A.U.M.] in all the Veda's, the sound in the sky and manhood in man.

(7 -30) Those who know Me as ruling all as well as the godly and the sacrifices also; they with their minds connected in Me even know me at the time of their death too.

(23-27) I shall now describe. o best of the Bhârata's, that time at which different kinds of mystics having departed attain and for sure to that time do or do not return. Those persons who know the Absolute and leave during the fire of daylight with a waxing moon during the six month's when the sun passes the north, reach the Supreme Spirit. The mystic who achieves to the light of the moon during the smoke of the night as also with a waning moon and the six months of the sun passing through the south, comes back.According the Veda's there are these two ways of light and darkness in passing from this world by which one either does not return or does return again. Of knowing any of these different path's, o son of Prthâ, the yogi is never bewildered; therefore always get unified in yoga, o Arjuna.

(10 -21) Of the Adithya's [Diti was the daughter of Daksa and wife of Kasyapa], I am Vishnu, of all the luminaries I am the radiant sun, Marici [a prajâpati, a father of mankind, and father of Kayasyapa] of the Maruts [the flashing gods] I am and of the divisions of the year [the constellations or of what is fixed] I am the Moon.

(10 - 30) Of the Daitya's [non-theist sons of Diti who churned the ocean] I am Prahlâda, of what rules I am the Time, of the animals the lion and of the birds I am Garuda [Vainateya].

(10 - 33) Of the letters I am the first one [the A], of the compound words I am the dual one and certainly am I the eternal of Time and the Creator facing all directions [Brahmâ].

(11 - 7 ) See here and now the universe completely, all at the same time, with all that moves and not moves, in this body of Mine, o conqueror of sleep, and also whatever else you wish to see.

(11-32) The Supreme Lord said: "Time I am, the great destroyer of the worlds; even without you will all the people here, all the fighters who took positions on opposite sides, be engaged in destroying.

(17: 20-22) Donations given dutifully, irrespective the return, at the proper time and place and to suitable persons - that giving is considered to be of goodness. But that which again is given desiring a return of some result or with resentment; that giving is understood to be of the mode of passion.That charity which is given at the wrong place, the wrong time and to unworthy persons and as well is given without respect and proper attention - that is said to be in the mode of ignorance.

(18-61) The Supreme Master resides in the heart of all living entities, o Arjuna, directing each creature subject to the mechanical of time and matter.

see also for other sayings on Time of Vyasa under V


Silence is deep as Eternity, speech is shallow as Time.


Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time.

John Keats 


For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.


The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.


John F. Kennedy


9Isaiah answered, "This is the LORD's sign to you that the LORD will do what he has promised: Shall the shadow go forward ten steps, or shall it go back ten steps?"

10"It is a simple matter for the shadow to go forward ten steps," said Hezekiah. "Rather, have it go back ten steps."

11Then the prophet Isaiah called upon the LORD, and the LORD made the shadow go back the ten steps it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.

Holy Bible: 2Kings 20:9-11



Life can be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

The time is always right to do what is right.


Martin Luther King Jr   


By the time we get fifty, we have found out that some things are really important.

T. Kinnes


Dat dit leven steeds sneller ten einde loopt
merk je vooral aan de oproep om ter controle bij de tandarts te verschijnen.

(the fact that life runs faster near the end
you notice mainly from the reminder of the dentist to appear for a check-up)

(Kees van Kooten, Levensnevel, blz. 7)



De tijd verstreek alsof er klonten in zaten:
dertig jaar vertellen duurde vijf minuten,
je hand door je baard halen een uur.

(The time passed as it had lumps
thirty years of narration took five minutes
to have your hand stroke your beard an hour.)

(Tim Krabbé, Vertraging, blz. 40/41)  



Where do I find the time for not reading so many books?


Karl Kraus 

 "Thought is time. Thought is born of experience and knowledge, which are inseparable from time and the past. Time is the psychological enemy of man. Our action is based on knowledge and therefore time, so man is always a slave to the past. Thought is ever-limited and so we live in constant conflict and struggle. There is no psychological evolution."

"When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts, he will see the division between the thinker and thought, the observer and the observed, the experiencer and the experience. He will discover that this division is an illusion. Then only is there pure observation which is insight without any shadow of the past or of time. This timeless insight brings about a deep, radical mutation in the mind."

Though is time and time is thought.

There are two types of time: chronological time and psychological time. Psychological time is the culprit. We walk away from the things as they are in our desire to become (paraphrase).

J. Krishnamurti

The time on either side of now stands fast.


Maxine Kumin 



The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

C. S. Lewis  


Learning how to operate a soul figures to take time.


Timothy Leary 


Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.


Jon Lithgow


Not time is the measure of movement but: " ...each constant periodic appearance of ideas "


Every man must some time or other be trusted to himself.

Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 1690


John Locke

Does living take a lot of your time?

Next time I'll take parents of my own age.

Loesje International 




The highest good is like water.

Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive.

It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao.


In dwelling, be close to the land.

In meditation, go deep in the heart.

In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.

In speech, be true.

In ruling, be just.

In daily life, be competent.

In action, be aware of the time and the season.


No fight: No blame  


Lao Zu in the Tao Teh Ching



'We turn about in the same circle and escape never.'

(We draaien in dezelfde cirkel romnd en komen daar nooit uit)


(Lucretius. III)

People find life entirely too time-consuming.


Stanislaw Lec 


It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.


Titus Livy   




I also believe that he who knows t0 adapt his conduct to the conditions of time, will rule succesfully, and that contrary to that the one who does not know to direct his actions to the time, wil not rule succesfully.

Machiavelli, The Prince XXV

"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right."


Nelson Mandela


We are all mad at some time or another.


Battista Mantuanus 

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.


Time wounds all heels.


Groucho Marx


About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, [1] lama sabachthani?"--which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" [2]

Holy Bible: Matthew 27:46


From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.

Holy Bible: Matthew 27:45


3"About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.

4He told them, `You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.'

5So they went. "He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing.

6About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, `Why have you been standing here

all day long doing nothing?'

7"`Because no one has hired us,' they answered. "He said to them, `You also go and work in my vineyard.'

8"When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, `Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning

with the last ones hired and going on to the first.'

9"The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius.

10So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.

11When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.

12`These men who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, `and you have made them equal to us who have borne the

burden of the work and the heat of the day.'

Holy Bible: Matthew 20: 3-12


Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.


Time will run back and fetch the age of gold.


John Milton


From the mother of all clocks we have these children: a clock with a radio, a clock on wheels, a clock with a screen, a clock with a keyboard, a clock with a telephone attached to it and even a clock with wings and still do we, except for a muslim prayer table, not know what time exactly the sun is making. That clock faithful to the original father of time is found in a museum in France.


If the time would be of everyone, no one would say he hadn't the time.


Everyone with a clock is a devotee. praise nor criticism for them.


To meet the time one has to meet with as many conditions as there are cogs on the cogwheels of the clock (and one is missing).


Ever wondered why there are no clocks inside the church?


Future quotes: why am I not among them?


If you have the time you have God.


The difference between time, space and matter is a lot of creation.


He of whom we have no quote about time, has understood it.


He who has no work lives the longest time.


Who is with the time is with the truth.


Had I taken the time, I had had the time


The time you hear is not always the time you see.


The Time you are authentic you are dead.


The Time you forget is the time you have to find.


Time waits for no one, but that you had already.


The best quote is the one you remeber in time.


With the Lord being Time and Time being money, why don't you believe?


Now is the best time

The time you waste is the time you're chaste (Said Casanova)


The time you find out this quote is of someone else, you deserve it.


I have no time to be famous, that is for the eternal


The most difficult time is to celebrate the galactic new year,
I have no clue what it all involves...


Be in time for time...


I am gathering quotations because I forgot a few.


I stop with quotations because I'm making them up on the fly.


Time waits for no one, but I'm not in a hurry


There's so many people speaking on time that
I wonder about what the Lord has said:
do it on earth as in heaven.



René P. B. A. Meijer

'The Danger of the group-ego is to forget the time. Forgetting the time, the discipline goes upon which the lack of order is found as a fault with others.'


 Time is what you make of it.


'Time: the more you measure it , the less you know it.'


'It takes time to figure out about time.'


'A psychologist is a philosopher asking a depressed person how late it is.'


Do you have a bad time; just look for the right one.


If you foretell somene's death they'll put you in prison


Why do prisoners have to do time and common people not?

If you have the time, be charitable
(Mother Theresa from the beyond)


René P. B. A. Meijer on the Gray Page


Truth uttered before its time is dangerous.



We die only once, and for such a long time!


Jean Baptiste Moliere 


"I've been on a calendar, but never on time."

Marilyn Monroe

In de middeleeuwen bestond een scholastieke discussie
of het heden jong genoemd moest worden, omdat het immers net bestond,
en de antieke beschavingen oud, omdat die al van zo lang her dateerden;
of was andersom de oudheid eigenlijk jong geweest,
omdat de beschaving toen nog in haar kinderschoenen stond,
en is het heden oud omdat de tijd al zo lang meegaat?
Een kwestie van perspectief.


(During the Middle ages there was a scholastic discussion
whether the present should be considered young, since it only recently sprung to life,
and the classical civilizations would be old, since they date so long back;
or would to the contrary the old times actually be young,
since civilizations were just in their early days then,
and would the present be old because the time is there for so long already?
A matter of perspective thus.)


(Geerten Meijsing, Eeuwig naakt de ondergang, HP/De Tijd, 19-07-1996, blz. 86)


Voor de tijd beducht
is hij weggevlucht
nét op tijd
voor de eeuwigheid

(Apprehensive about time,
he fled
just in time
for eternity)


(Saul van Messel, epigram, het eeuwige leven, blz. 30)


The men who make history, have no time to write it.


Prince von Metternich 


I wonder what Adam and Eve think of it by this time.


Marianne Moore 

Does one need more … to prove that Man is but an Animal, or an assemblage of springs which all wind up one another in such a way that one cannot say at which point of the human circle Nature has begun? ... Indeed, I am not mistaken; the human body is a clock, but immense and constructed with such ingenuity and skill that if the wheel whose function it is to mark the seconds comes to a halt, that of the minutes turns and continues its course.

La Mettrie in 'Man a Machine'


Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.  

Hermann Minkowsky 1908 about spacetime
being more fundamental than space and time alone..

Hij die de Tijd beheerst beheerst zichzelf

(Who controls the time, also controls himself.)


De mechanische tijd is van niemand,
de biologische (emotionele, culturele) klok kent zijn eigen maat.

(Mechanical time belongs to no one.
The biogical (emotional, cultural ) clock has its own measure)


Het juiste moment te kiezen is niet alleen een kunst, het is ook zuivere kunst.

(Choosing the right moment is not only an art, but it is also plain art)

 (Op de manier waarop er twee versies bestaan: de officële meetbare tijd en de intieme persoonlijke ervaring van de tijd, hebben we net zo ook twee soorten van geheugen: het individuele geheugen waar iedereen mee toegerust is en het collectieve geheugen, de geschiedenis.)

(The way we have two versions existing: the official measurable time and the intimate personal experience of time, the same way we have also two types of memory: the individual memory that anyone is equiped with, and the collective memory, history.)

Heen Montijn: Over de Tijd


The Quoran on Time



The Cow (Al-Baqarah)

2 - 126.

And remember Abraham said: "My Lord, make this a City of Peace, and feed its people with fruits,-such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day." He said: "(Yea), and such as reject Faith,-for a while will I grant them their pleasure, but will soon drive them to the torment of Fire,- an evil destination (indeed)!"

2 - 185.

Ramadhan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qurán, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.

2 - 187

87. Permitted to you, on the night of the fasts, is the approach to your wives. They are your garments and ye are their garments. Allah knoweth what ye used to do secretly among yourselves; but He turned to you and forgave you; so now associate with them, and seek what Allah Hath ordained for you, and eat and drink, until the white thread of dawn appear to you distinct from its black thread; then complete your fast till the night appears; but do not associate with your wives while ye are in retreat in the mosques. Those are limits (set by) Allah. Approach not nigh thereto. Thus doth Allah make clear His Signs to men: that they may learn self-restraint.


The prohibited month for the prohibited month,- and so for all things prohibited,- there is the law of equality. If then any one transgresses the prohibition against you, transgress ye likewise against him. But fear Allah, and know that Allah is with those who restrain themselves.

2 - 189

189. They ask thee concerning the New Moons. Say: They are but signs to mark fixed periods of time in (the affairs of) men, and for Pilgrimage. It is no virtue if ye enter your houses from the back: It is virtue if ye fear Allah. Enter houses through the proper doors: And fear Allah. That ye may prosper.

2 - 282.

O ye who believe! When ye deal with each other, in transactions involving future obligations in a fixed period of time, reduce them to writing. (...)


The Family Of Ìmrán (Al-Ìmrán)

3 - 145.

Nor can a soul die except by Allah's leave, the term being fixed as by writing. If any do desire a reward in this life, We shall give it to him; and if any do desire a reward in the Hereafter, We shall give it to him. And swiftly shall We reward those that (serve us with) gratitude.


The Table Spread (Al-Máída)

5 - 97.

Allah made the Kàba, the Sacred House, an asylum of security for men, as also the Sacred Months, the animals for offerings, and the garlands that mark them: That ye may know that Allah hath knowledge of what is in the heavens and on earth and that Allah is well acquainted with all things.


The Cattle

6 - 67

For every Prophecy is a limit of time, and soon shall ye know it."

6 - 70.

Leave alone those who take their religion to be mere play and amusement, and are deceived by the life of this world. But continue to admonish with it (the Qurán) lest a soul is caught in its own ruin by its own actions: it will find for itself no protector or intercessor except Allah: if it offered every ransom, (or reparation), none will be accepted: such is (the end of) those who deliver themselves to ruin by their own acts: they will have for drink (only) boiling water, and for punishment, one most grievous: for they persisted in rejecting Allah.

6 - 96.

He it is that cleaveth the day-break (from the dark): He makes the night for rest and tranquillity, and the sun and moon for the reckoning (of time): Such is the judgment and ordering of (Him), the Exalted in Power, the Omniscient.


The Heights (Al-Aráf)

7 -34.

To every People is a term appointed: when their term is reached, not an hour can they cause delay, nor (an hour) can they advance (it in anticipation).

7 - 51 .

"Such as took their religion to be mere amusement and play, and were deceived by the life of the world." That day shall We forget them as they forgot the meeting of this day of theirs, and as they were wont to reject Our Signs.

7 - 187.

They ask thee about the (final) Hour - when will be its appointed time? Say: "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord (alone): None but He can reveal as to when it will occur. Heavy were its burden through the heavens and the earth. Only, all of a sudden will it come to you." They ask thee as if thou wert eager in search thereof: Say: "The knowledge thereof is with Allah (alone), but most men know not."


Repentance (Al-Tauba)

9 - 36.

The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year)- so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are sacred: that is the right religion. So wrong not yourselves therein. And fight the Pagans all together as they fight you all together. But know that Allah is with those who restrain themselves.


Jonah (Yünus)

10 -5&6

It is He Who made the sun to be a shining glory and the moon to be a light (of beauty), and measured out stages for it; that ye might know the number of years and the count (of time). Nowise did Allah create this but in truth and righteousness. (Thus) doth He explain His Signs in detail, for those who know.Verily, in the alternation of the night and the day, and in all that Allah hath created, in the heavens and the earth, are Signs for those who fear Him.


The Rocky Tract (Al-Hijr)


Neither can a people anticipate its term, nor delay it.


The Night Journey (Al-Isrá)

17 - 12.

We have made the Night and the Day as two (of Our) Signs: the Sign of the Night have We made dark, while the Sign of the Day We have made bright; that ye may seek bounty from your Lord, and that ye may know the number and count of the years: all things have We explained in detail.


The Prophets (Al-Anbiyáa)

21. - 39.

If only the Unbelievers knew (the time) when they will not be able to ward off the fire from their faces, nor yet from their backs, and (when) no help can reach them!


The Believers (Al-Müminün)

23 - 43.

No people can hasten their term, nor can they delay (it).


Light (An-Nür)

24 - 58.

O ye who believe! Let those whom your right hands possess, and the (children) among you who have not come of age ask your permission (before they come to your presence), on three occasions: before morning prayer; the while ye doff your clothes for the noonday heat; and after the late- night prayer: these are your three times of undress: outside those times it is not wrong for you or for them to move about attending to each other. Thus does Allah make clear the Signs to you: for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.


The Spider (Al-Ànkabüt)

29 5.

For those whose hopes are in the meeting with Allah, the Term (appointed) by Allah is surely coming: and He hears and knows (all things).


The Romans (Ar-Roem)

30 - 8.

Do they not reflect in their own minds? Not but in truth and for a term appointed, did Allah create the heavens and the earth, and all between them: yet are there truly many among men who deny the meeting with their Lord (at the Resurrection)!


The Wise (Luqmán)

31 - 29&30

.Seest thou not that Allah merges Night into Day and he merges Day into Night; that He has subjected the sun, and the moon (to His Law), each running its course for a term appointed; and that Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do? That is because Allah is the Truth, and because whatever else they invoke besides Him is Falsehood; and because Allah,- He is the Most High, Most Great.


Adoration (As-Sajdah)

32 - 4.

It is Allah Who has created the heavens and the earth, and all between them, in six Days, then He established Himself on the Throne: ye have none, besides Him, to protect or intercede (for you): will ye not then receive admonition?

32 - 5.

He directs the affairs from the heavens to the earth: then it ascends unto Him, on a Day, the measure of which is a thousand years of your reckoning.


The Groups (Az-Zumar)

39 -42.

It is Allah that takes the souls (of men) at death; and those that die not (He takes) during their sleep: those on whom He has passed the decree of death, He keeps back (from returning to life), but the rest He sends (to their bodies) for a term appointed. Verily in this are Signs for those who reflect.


Bowing the Knee (Al-Játhiya)

45 - 24.

And they say: "What is there but our life in this world? We shall die and we live, and nothing but time can destroy us." But of that they have no knowledge: they merely conjecture:


The Moon (Al-Qamar)

54 - 1, 2, 3.

The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon was cleft asunder. But if they see a Sign, they turn away, and say, "This is (but) continuous magic." They reject (the warning) and follow their (own) lusts but every matter has its appointed time.

54 - 28.

And tell them that the water is to be divided between them: each one's right to drink being brought forward (by suitable turns).


The Assembly (Friday) Prayer (Al-Jumuá)

62 - 9.

O ye who believe! When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (the Day of Assembly), hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business (and traffic): That is best for you if ye but knew!


Mutual Loss and Gain (At-Tagábun)

64 -9

The Day that He assembles you (all) for a Day of Assembly,- that will be a Day of mutual loss and gain (among you), and those who believe in Allah and work righteousness,- He will remove from them their ills, and He will admit them to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell therein for ever: that will be the Supreme Triumph.


Folded in Garments (Al-Muzzammil)

73 :1-7

O thou folded in garments! Stand (to prayer) by night, but not all night,- Half of it,- or a little less, Or a little more; and recite the Qurán in slow, measured rhythmic tones. Soon shall We send down to thee a weighty Word. Truly the rising by night is a time when impression is more keen and speech more certain. True, there is for thee by day prolonged occupation with ordinary duties:

Thus doth Allah leave to stray whom He pleaseth, and guide whom He pleaseth: and none can know the forces of thy Lord, except He and this is no other than a reminder to mankind.


One Wrapped Up (Al-Muddaththir)

74: .. 31, 32-38

(...) Thus doth Allah leave to stray whom He pleaseth, and guide whom He pleaseth: and none can know the forces of thy Lord, except He and this is no other than a reminder to mankind. Nay, verily: By the Moon, And by the Night as it retreateth, And by the Dawn as it shineth forth,-. This is but one of the mighty (Portents), a warning to mankind,- to any of you that chooses to press forward, or to follow behind;- every soul will be (held) in pledge for its deeds.


Time, Man (Ad-Dahr, Al-Insán)

76 - 1.

Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing - (not even) mentioned?


The Time Through Ages (Al-Àsr)


By the Time,
Verily Man is in loss,.
Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual enjoining of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.


Thus Mohanmmed in the Holy Quoran



Time is like the ocean, always there, always different.


Ogden Nash   

"one can die of being immortal"


F. Nietzsche (in Thus spoke Zaratustra)


My time has not yet come either; some are born posthumously.


Friedrich Nietzsche 



Want de tijd glijdt, de tijd rijdt, de tijd slijt
De tijd wordt zo wijd
Je raakt er alles in kwijt
De tijd slijt, de tijd glijdt, de tijd splijt
De tijd wordt zo wijd, je raakt er alles in kwijt.

(As the time glides, the time rides, the time wears off.
The time dilates that much
You simply loose everything in it.
Time wears off, the time glides, the time regrets
The time grows so wide that in it everything does hide.)

(Cees Nooteboom, Stien, 1979,
in: Jacques Klöters en Kick van der Veer,
Ik zou je het liefst in een doosje willen doen, blz. 113)


De vraag is niet waar de tijd blijft,
maar waar datgene gebleven is wat in die tijd ooit echt gebeurd is.


(The question is not where the time is gone to,
but where that has gone to which happend to pass in that time.)

(Cees Nooteboom, Ik had wel duizend levens en ik nam er maar één!, blz. 11)  





Time is the element in which we exist. ... We are either borne along by it or drowned in it.

Joyce Carol Oates, "Marya"


The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked.


And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?

Tillie Olsen

"Whoever controls the past controls the future. Whoever controls the present controls the past. "

George Orwell


A Joke:

"What's the idea of coming in here late every morning, Mulla?" asked the boss.


Osho: Jokes of Mulla Nasrudin




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