Benjamin Disraeli - Albert Camus - Algernon Charles Swinburne - William Shakespeare - Eric Berne - Samuel Beckett & Waiting for Godot TV - Extreme Universe TV - Stephen Hawking TV - Time Travel: The Truth TV - How the Universe Works TV - Neil deGrasse Tyson - Robert Burns - Louis-Hector Berlioz - King of New York 1990 - Gone With the Wind 1939 - Back to the Future II 1989 - Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 2005 - Star Trek TV - Star Trek: The Next Generation TV - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV - Star Trek: Voyager TV - Proverbs - Nostradamus Effect TV - Leonardo da Vinci - Vladimir Nabokov - John Milton - Virgil - Christopher Marlowe - T S Eliot - Geoffrey Chaucer - John Keats - Edward Young - Ivy Compton-Burnett - Bob Dylan - Arthur Eddington - Horace - Ovid - Martin Amis - Lawrence Krauss - Bhagavad Gita - Bullitt 1968 - Charles Dickens - Edward Fitzgerald - Wilfred Owen - Benjamin Franklin - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 - George W Bush - Marcus Aurelius - E M Cioran - Don Boucicault - Mrs Manley - Michio Kaku TV - John Surtees - Richard Gott - Paul Davis - Carl Sagan TV - Walter Cruttenden - Kip Thorne TV - Isaac Asimov - Thomas Flatman - Conspiracy Files Unsealed TV - Brian Greene TV - Horizon TV - Universe TV - The Universe TV - Brian Cox TV - Weird or What? TV - Fay Dowder - Morgan Freeman TV - Dara O’Briain TV - Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 - Ecclesiastes 9:12 - II Peter 3:8 - Alf Roberts - Arthur C Clarke TV - Strange But True? TV - J R R Tolkien - Bertrand Russell - Aristotle - Lord Byron - Richard Dawkins - Looper 2012 - Predestination 2014 - W B Yeats - Monty Python’s Flying Circus TV - How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson TV - Dominic Sandbrook TV - Money Heist - The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring 2001 - W H Auden - William Blake - Don Cruickshank TV -
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time. Benjamin Disraeli
I had only a little time left and I didn’t want to waste it on God. Albert Camus, The Stranger
Before the beginning of years
There came to the making of man
Time, with a gift of tears;
Grief, with a glass that ran. Algernon Charles Swinburne, Atalanta in Calydon, 1865
Time is the nurse and breeder of all good. William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, III i 242, Proteus to Valentine
The time of life is short. William Shakespeare, I Henry IV V ii 81, Hotspur
But thought’s the slave of life, and life time’s fool;
And time, that takes survey of all the world,
Must have a stop. ibid.
I wasted time and now doth time waste me. The Hollow Crown: Richard II, starring Ben Whishaw & Rory Kinnear & Patrick Stewart & David Suchet & David Morrissey & Lindsay Duncan & Tom Hughes & James Purefoy & Clemence Poesy & Ferdinand Kinsley et al, director Rupert Goold, Bollingbroke, Richard II, BBC 2012
How long a time lies in one little word!
Four lagging winters and four wanton springs
End in a word; such is the breath of kings. William Shakespeare, Richard II I iii 213
O! call back yesterday, bid time return. ibid. III ii 69
I see no reason why thou shouldst be so superfluous as to demand the time of day. Henry IV I starring Roger Allam & Oliver Cotton & Jamie Parker & Joseph Timms & Sam Crane & Jason Baughan & Patrick Brennan & William Gaunt & Christopher Godwin & Daon Broni et al, director Dominic Dromgoole, Globe Theatre Sky Arts, Hal to Falstaff, 2012
Fleet the time carelessly, as they did in the golden world. William Shakespeare, As You Like It I i 126
Come what come may,
Time and hour runs through the roughest day. William Shakespeare, Macbeth I iii 146
The time is out of joint. William Shakespeare, Hamlet I v 189
There are many events in the womb of time, which will be delivered. William Shakespeare, Othello I iii 368-369, Iago
That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou seest the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west,
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire
Consumed with that which it was nourish’d by.
This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 73
Time’s thievish progress to eternity. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 77
O time, cease thou thy course and last no longer. William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
Time’s glory is to calm contending kings,
To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light. ibid. l939
Human life ... a process of filling in time until the arrival of death. Eric Berne, 1910-1970, Games People Play, 1964
Vladimir: That passed the time.
Estragon: It would have passed in any case.
Vladimir: Yes, but not so rapidly. Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot starring Stephen Brennan & Barry McGovern & Johnny Murphy & Sam McGovern et al, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Have you not done tormenting me with your accursed time! ibid. Pozzo to Vladimir
Time like a last oozing, so precious and worthless together. Samuel Beckett, letter to Kay Boyle
If the Speed of Light never changes, then Time and Space have to. Extreme Universe, National Geographic 2010
To work out where the universe came from all we need to do is to stop Time and make it run in reverse. Rewind far enough and everything gets closer together. A lot closer together. All the galaxies, in fact every single thing, converges to a single point – the start of everything 13.7 billion years ago ... A very long time ago, the universe simply burst into existence – an event called the Big Bang. Stephen Hawking’s Universe: Into the Universe: The Story of Everything, Discovery 2010
Is Time Travel possible? Can we open a portal to the past? Or find a shortcut to the future? Can we ultimately use the laws of Nature to become master of Time itself? Stephen Hawking’s Universe: Into the Universe: Time Travel: Is Time Travel Possible?
If I had a time machine, I’d visit Marilyn Monroe in her prime. Or drop in on Galileo as he turned his telescope to the heavens. ibid.
Sadly, it looks like time travel to the past is never going to happen. A disappointment for dinosaur hunters and a relief for historians. ibid.
Time flows like a river ... It flows at different speeds in different places. And that is the key to travelling into the future. ibid.
The heavier the object the more it drags on Time. ibid.
A physicist working on the possibility of travel into the past has to be careful not to be labelled a crank or accused of wasting public money on science fiction fantasy. Nevertheless, it is an important question. Stephen Hawking, interview Horizon: The Time Lords, BBC 1996
To make time travel possible one seems to need both general relativity which describes the large-scale structure of the universe and quantum mechanics which governs very small scales. These two theories are inconsistent with each other as they stand so we need to find a new theory that combines them. ibid.
Time travel might be possible. But if that is the case, why haven’t we been overrun by tourists from the future? ibid.
Time: will it ever come to an end? Where does the difference between the present and the past come from? Why do we remember the past but not the future? Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time, 1991
Time will not reverse direction when the universe begins to contract. ibid.
The increase of disorder or entropy with time is one example of what is called the arrow of time, something that distinguishes the past from the future, giving a direction to time. Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time p161
Information that black holes rotate was music to the ears of anyone interested in Time Travel. Time Travel: The Truth
The wormhole is a connection between two regions of curved four-dimensional Space/Time. It has two mouths and a throat. So the time-traveller could travel through the wormhole faster than it would take for light to travel across this Time. ibid.