“I’m not much but I’m all I have.”

— Philip K. Dick, Martian Time-Slip

“Time will explain.”

— Jane Austen, Persuasion

“With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can’t appreciate what we have.”

— Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

“If you only had 48 hours left to live, would you spend it like you normally spend your weekends? If not, why spend 2/7th of your life wasting your free time? After all, free time isn’t free. Free time is the most expensive time you have, because nobody pays for it but you. But that also makes it the most valuable time you have, as you alone stand to reap the profits from spending it wisely.”

— Jarod Kintz, I Should Have Renamed This

“We met at the wrong time. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway. Maybe one day years from now, we’ll meet in a coffee shop in a far away city somewhere and we could give it another shot.”

— Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

“Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.”

— Jean-Paul Satre

“There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.”

— Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember

“You want me to be a tragic backdrop so that you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say ‘Wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?’ You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole.”

— Warsan Shire

“Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you— sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, then you would live forever.”

— Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”

— George Harrison

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

— Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.”

— Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

— Robert Frost

“Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.”

— Jorge Luis Borges

“I never felt open in any way. I would never impulsively ring people and assume that they’d want to see me, or just go ‘round. I always had to sit down and think very hard before I knocked on anybody’s door. And consequently, I never really knocked.”

Morrissey