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Weekend Words: Time

by Weekend Editors on December 29, 2013

Nicolas Poussin, "A Dance to the Music of Time" (c. 1635). Pen and brown ink on paper, 148 x 199 mm. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. (Image via Web Gallery of Art)

Nicolas Poussin, “A Dance to the Music of Time” (c. 1635). Pen and brown ink on paper, 148 x 199 mm. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. (Image via Web Gallery of Art)

With the year coming to a close, it’s time to think about time:

“HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME.”

—T. S. Eliot, “The Waste Land”

“It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.”

—Francois Rabelais

“I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.”

—H. G. Wells

“Lay your sleeping head, my love,
Human on my faithless arm;
Time and fevers burn away
Individual beauty from
Thoughtful children, and the grave
Proves the child ephemeral:
But in my arms till break of day
Let the living creature lie,
Mortal, guilty, but to me
The entirely beautiful.”

—W. H. Auden “Another Time”

“The best way to fill time is to waste it.”

—Marguerite Duras

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”

—Albert Einstein

“Land of Heart’s Desire,
Where beauty has no ebb, decay no
flood,
But joy is wisdom, Time an endless
song.”

—William Butler Yeats, “The Land of Heart’s Desire”

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